Archive for the 'Council of Europe' Category

UK – UK violated human rights: Council of Europe [tasers used to evict travellers in October 2011] (2012-03-01)

Posted on March 1 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In October last year, the British police used Taser guns and violent tactics to forcibly evict over 80 families including more than 100 children. the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights stated that the British authorities are obliged to serve the best interest of children in any measure they take. Moreover, […]

GLOBAL – The Business of Torture (2011-08-01)

Posted on August 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An overall Amnesty Interational and Omega Organization report on the export of torture – including tasers (although these are probably generic tasers), particularly from the Czech Republic to renegade groups & countires. -The Czech Republic has issued licenses to export shackles, electric shock weapons and chemical sprays to 6 countries whose […]

SWITZERLAND – UN Committee against Torture this morning hears response of Switzerland (2010-05-03)

Posted on May 3 2010 by admin

The Committee against Torture this morning heard the response of Switzerland to questions raised by Committee Experts on the sixth periodic report of that country on how it is implementing the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Responding to a series of questions raised by the […]

SPAIN – Tasers in Spain (2008-11-26)

Posted on November 26 2008 by admin


In brief: Special Operations police but few frontline police officers in Spain have tasers. 440 tasers were purchased but rarely used because of deaths reported in USA. But there are instances of its use, eg. in Canary Islands on undocumented immigrants.

UK – Taser Inc. reports: “United Kingdom Home Office Approves Use of TASER X26″ (2005-03-24)

Posted on March 14 2005 by admin

This is the corporate version of UK adoption of tasers SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -…. – Approval Based on Computer Modeling and Independent Medical Testing, Results Corroborate Safety Margins as Published in PACE Supplement TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq: TASR), a market leader in advanced non-lethal devices announced today that the Home Office released a […]