Why the EU Should Ban the Commercial Marketing of Inhumane Policing and Prison Equipment

This report details how legal loopholes have allowed potential tools of torture to be advertised and sometimes displayed at trade fairs within the EU

The report documents how items banned under the Torture Trade Regulation are being advertised both online and at events such as the 2015 Milipol security exhibition in Paris.

Thumbcuffs, spiked batons, spiked shields and weighted leg restraints were all commercially promoted at Milipol, despite the import of these products into the EU and their export to non-EU countries being prohibited.

Worryingly, a spiked shield and a set of weighted leg restraints were also physically displayed at Milipol, raising further questions on how these illegal items could have been transported into the EU.