EU Seeks to Limit Trade of Torture Instruments


Deborah Denno was quoted in a BBC News article about the European Union’s effort to limit the global trade of torture instruments used to carry out executions.

Deborah Denno, a professor at Fordham Law School in New York, said formation of the alliance suggests that more countries are questioning the use of torture and the death penalty – even if the practices persist.

The drive should also have a practical effect, helping close off places outside of Europe where the US could look to import drugs for execution, she added.

“This looks like a really positive development,” she said.


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