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RE: Lobby the Security Council - draft letter

Dear Philippa/All

>What's the best way to address the dual-use items? Do you classify 
them as
>"economic" sanctions? thanks, Philippa Winkler

Our feeling is that the Security Council needs a rational and humane 
"dual-use" policy - and this is as much about interpretation and 
implementation as about the 'list' itself. 

As far as I can see, it is not currently clear what the humanitarian 
implications of the proposed Red List are. Hopefully those who are 
beavering away on this will get something solid the rest of us can use.

In direct answer to your question, lifting "economic" sanctions does 
not in my view necessarily mean allowing in ALL "dual-use" goods, just 
those with a humanitarian justification. This may well be the 
overwhelming majority of such goods.

Voices UK doesn't have a policy on the details of an acceptable "dual-
use" policy.



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