Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

A NORM IN THE MAKING: BANNING THE GLOBAL TRADE IN TOOLS OF TORTURE, Friday 14 June 2019

12/06/2019 - 10:10
Conference/seminar

Panelists: Cecila Malmström, European Union Commissioner for Trade, Michael Crowley, Omega Research Foundation and University of Bradford UK, Barbara Bernath, Secretary General, Association for the Prevention of Torture, Gerald Staberock, Secretary General, World Trade Organization Against Torture, Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development

The Global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade was launched in September 2017 under the leadership of Argentina, the European Union (EU), and Mongolia. Today, the Global Alliance has over 60-member states that have proclaimed their determination to end international trade in instruments of torture and capital punishment. The Alliance is now introducing a draft resolution before the United Nations General Assembly with a view to adopt a legally binding instrument. At this critical moment, this public panel event convenes experts from academia, policy practitioners, representatives from member states, civil society, and the interested public, to take stock of the developments leading to the creation of the Alliance and the prospects and challenges of adopting and implementing a global ban on tools of torture.

14/06/2019

Graduate Institute
Maison de la Paix
Room A1B
1202 Geneva
Switzerland

Graduate Institute