Move to block torture tools could be "step forward in civilization"

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Andrew Gilmour, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at UN Headquarters in New York.
UN Photo/Manuel Elias

An initiative to end the trade in lethal drugs and other tools used for capital punishment or torture has been hailed by a senior UN official as a potential "step forward in civilization."

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour was speaking about a Global Alliance launched in September by the European Union and its partners.

Mr Gilmour sat down with Nargis Shekinskaya recently to discuss ongoing efforts to end the death penalty globally.

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