Belgium part of worldwide alliance against trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture

In the margins of the opening of the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders participated today to the event organized to launch the global alliance against trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture.

This alliance will encourage other countries to follow the example of the advanced legal framework developed by the European Union in this field. This legal frameworks bans the trade of goods that can be used for capital punishment and torture. It also  imposes export controls on goods that can be used to these ends.

Minister Reynders took this opportunity to announce that the Seventh World Congress against Death Penalty will take place in February 2019 in Brussels.