Dáil Éireann - Volume 462 - 27 February, 1996
Written Answers. - Observance of Human Rights.
Kathleen Lynch Kathleen Lynch
57. Kathleen Lynch asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade if, further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 16908/95, whether the domestic observance of human rights is a factor in determining those countries to which the EU regulation and decision of 19 December 1994 regarding the control of exports of dual use goods, prevents the transfer of strategic goods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4356/96]
Minister for Tourism and Trade (Mr. E. Kenny) Enda Kenny
Minister for Tourism and Trade (Mr. E. Kenny): The factors to be taken into account by member states when determining whether to grant an export authorisation to a particular destination are contained in Annex 3 of the Decision 94/942/CFSP of 19 December  1994. Those factors are as follows: the commitments of member states under international agreements on non-proliferation and the control of sensitive goods; the obligations of member states under sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council or agreed in other international fora; considerations about intended end-use and the risk of diversion; and considerations of national foreign and security policy, including, where relevant, those covered by the criteria they agreed at the European Council in Luxembourg in June 1991 and in Lisbon in June 1992 with regard to the export of conventional arms. Those criteria include the respect of human rights in the country of final destination.
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