It’s time to take away the tear gas

  • Strict limits on use. Our recommended guidelines on use provide for circumstances that occur very rarely, and do not remotely resemble the protests we have all witnessed in the U.S. the last few weeks.
  • Controls on trade. Governments must immediately suspend the export of tear gas and other crowd control equipment to law enforcement and other end users where there is credible evidence that it is being misused or is likely to be misused for serious human rights violations by those end users.
  • Joining forces. Amnesty International is collaborating extensively with the Omega Research Foundation to conduct an international lobbying campaign to put in place global restrictions on the trade in tear gas, among other items often used for repression and torture.

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