Shoreditch Declaration

At the close of the Torture-Free Trade Treaty Summit in January 2023, more than 30 organisations - including the Omega Research Foundation - signed the Shoreditch Declaration for a Torture-Free Trade Treaty. The Declaration calls for prohibitions on the manufacture and trade of inherently abusive equipment (including spiked batons and body-worn electric shock weapons, for example), as well as effective human rights-based trade controls on standard law enforcement equipment often used to commit acts of torture or other ill-treatment (such as pepper spray and standard handcuffs).

More information on a large range of weapons and equipment - including images, technical details, and policy information - is available on Omega's website here.

More information on the Declaration is available here.

Read the Declaration in English, French, and Spanish: