EU Council agrees new trade rules on capital punishment and torture goods

The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) has, on behalf of the Council, agreed amendments to the EU’s rules on the sale and export of goods that may be used for capital punishment or torture. The amendments to Regulation 1236/2005, agreed in view of developments since its introduction in 2006, would: prohibit the brokering of banned equipment listed in Annex...

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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