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Launch of Alliance for Torture-Free Trade
18 Sep 2017 -  The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of Argentina, the European Union and Mongolia. So far over 50 countries across the world have committed to the aim of the Alliance - to end the trade in goods used to carry out torture and capital punishment.
Such products include: batons with metal spikes; electric shock belts; grabbers that seize people by the waist or limb while electrocuting them; chemicals used to execute people; and the forced injection systems that go with them.
The Alliance also seeks to control and restrict exports of these products, monitor trade routes and exchange information in order to put an end to this trade.