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Riot Control Weapons: USA

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 84168, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the conclusion in the re-assessment of exports of riot control equipment to the US conducted by his Department in June 2020 that there was no clear risk that UK-exported equipment had been used, or might be used in future, to violate the (a) right to life, liberty and the security of person and (b) right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 September 2020

Information collated from independent press coverage, social media reports, statements and reports from the UN and EU, reports from Non-Governmental Organisations and from diplomatic missions across the USA formed the evidential basis for the conclusion of the reassessment.

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