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PORTUGAL – UN Human Rights Committee reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights (2012-10-24)

Posted on October 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The question of the use of taser weapons by Portuguese police officers remains a concern of the UN Human Rights Committee as it reviews Portugal’s implementation of civil and political rights. Note the only really pertinent paragraph (in bold): The UN Committee against Torture has recognised that their use causes acute […]

CZECHOSLOVAKIA – Czech detectives use a controversial Taser stun gun (2008-06-17)

Posted on July 17 2008 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Revised google-translation from the Czech; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) Detectives (detektivové) used a taser gun for the first time following a wider rollout of tasers – previously it had only been available to special intervention units But the arms arte controversial: the UN considering them as […]