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No spyware for dictators: stricter rules for dual-use exports

Briefing on the recast of the "Control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items"


On 17 January 2018, the European Parliament will vote on its position for the recast of the "Control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items", from Greens/EFA rapporteur Klaus Buchner. Dual-use items can be used for military as well as for civilian purposes, including drones, high performance computers and some chemicals. About 10% of EU exports fall under dual use. This recast introduces the possibility to control exports of cyber-surveillance items on human rights grounds. With warfare increasingly built on dual-use technology, this is a much needed reform. This short briefing sets out some of the key demands of the Greens/EFA group.


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Dual use briefing

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