March 07
2021
Trajan Shipley
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23rd February 2021
External Relations & Trade Human Rights Internal Market

Trade in goods used for capital punishment or torture: Commission seeks extension to adopt delegated acts

The European Commission has published a report addressed to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in which it makes the case for a further five-year extension of its power to adopt delegated acts under Article 24 of Regulation 2019/125, concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The objective of Regulation 2019/125 is to prevent capital punishment, torture and related activities in non-EU countries by banning or restricting trade in certain goods that may be employed in them. To that end, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts to amend the annexes of the Regulation. According to Article 29, the Commissi

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