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
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)



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