UN Process

International controls on the trade in the tools of torture

Since its founding, the Omega Research Foundation has investigated and documented the international trade in law enforcement equipment and weapons used for torture or other ill-treatment (‘tools of torture’).

Informed by our primary research, we have worked with civil society organisations, States and international organisations to promote and assist the development and implementation of national and regional measures to regulate this trade. We are also working to encourage and facilitate the development and agreement of effective international standards and related regulatory measures on this trade through the ongoing UN process.

We have a dedicated webpage documenting developments in this process to date. Access this page here.

Should you have any questions about the UN process, or if you would like to discuss any information presented here further, please contact us at info@omegaresearchfoundation.org. If you are interested in supporting our work to end the trade in the tools of torture, please click here.