EU to launch global alliance for torture-free trade with Mongolia
EU to launch global alliance for torture-free trade with Mongolia.
EU to launch global alliance for torture-free trade with Mongolia. A joint effort with the two countries – aims to end the trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture and will be formally launched on 18 September during United Nations General Assembly week in New York. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is a global effort by countries from all over the world to stop the trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty. International law bans torture in all circumstances. Yet despite this, tools of death and pain are still traded across the globe. By signing up to the Alliance, Mongolia will be agreeing to the four action points: Take measures to control and restrict exports of these goods; and to equip customs authorities with appropriate tools. Moreover, alliance will set up a platform to monitor trade flows, exchange information, and identify new products; and make technical assistance available to help countries with setting up and implementing laws to ban this trade; Exchange practices for efficient control and enforcement systems.