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Tue, May 16



Toward an International Torture-Free Trade Treaty

We'll discuss the possibility of an international treaty to curtail the trade in instruments of torture. Presented by Susan Waltz

Toward an International Torture-Free Trade Treaty
Toward an International Torture-Free Trade Treaty

Time & Location

May 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lansing, 1300 Eureka St, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

About the event

In 2017 a group of some 60 countries formed an Alliance for  Torture-Free Trade and urged the UN to develop international standards  to curtail the trade in instruments that are used for torture or  regularly misused by police — an array of commodities that range from  thumbcuffs and leg irons to rubber bullets, police batons and tear-gas  launchers. Work on the issue has quietly percolated in the halls of the  UN, and formal discussions will open soon to consider the possibility of  an international treaty. Join us to learn more about the following: Who  is backing the initiative and what provisions are they advocating? What  is involved in the process, what are the obstacles, and what are the  prospects? And what could an international treaty accomplish? 


Presented by Susan Waltz 

Susan  Waltz is Professor emerita at the Ford School of Public Policy at  University of Michigan, where she taught courses on human rights and international relations. She has worked with Amnesty International for  many years and was involved in the organization’s efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty. She currently co-chairs a coordination  group on military, security and police transfers for Amnesty  International-USA.

Professor Waltz was also the recipient of the 2019 GL-UNA Arthur H. Vandenberg Award.


In-person at The Fledge, 1300 Eureka St, Lansing

ZOOM  |  Meeting ID: 861 3905 1587  |  Passcode: 197923 Please note, this event will not be recorded.

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