A/74/969 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 28 July 2020 Original: English Seventy-fourth session Agenda item 70 (b) Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms Towards torture-free trade: examining the feasibility, scope and parameters for possible common international standards Report of the Secretary-General Summary In its resolution 73/304, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General, with the provisions of resolution 72/163 in mind, to seek the views of Member States on the feasibility and possible scope of a range of options to establish common international standards for the import, export and transfer of goods used for (a) capital punishment, (b) torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or p unishment, and to submit a report on the subject to the Assembly at its seventy-fourth session. The present report is submitted pursuant to that request and was prepared on the basis of information provided by Member States. 20-10185 (E) 310820 *2010185*

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