Restraint Equipment: Trade

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, entitled A/78/324: Thematic study on the global trade in weapons, equipment and devices used by law enforcement and other public authorities that are capable of inflicting torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, published by the United Nations Human Rights Office on 24 August 2023; and whether he has had discussions with his international counterparts in the UN on establishing a treaty to regulate the trade in such weapons, equipment and devices.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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