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Our response to the EU consultation on legality of exporting surveillance and censorship technology

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Last month the European Parliament adopted a resolution that amends the current dual-use export mechanism and inserted a licensing requirement for ICTs that are likely to become instrumental in human rights violations, if exported.

However, this is only a first step because there is no ex ante control and the export control mechanisms (and underlying benchmarks) are primarily the responsibility of the EU Member States.