Skip to main content

Riot control agents: The case for regulation.

Feigenbaum, A., 2015. Riot control agents: The case for regulation. Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, 12 (22), 101 - 113.

Full text available as:

07_SUR-22_ENGLISH_ANNA-FEIGENBAUM.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.



Tear gas, first used in World War One, is increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for security forces across the globe. Anna Feigenbaum offers a bleak picture of how companies - with a particular focus on Condor in Brazil - are capitalising on this trend and reaping financial benefits by marketing it as a "non-lethal" weapon. She demonstrates how in reality categorising tear gas as "non-lethal" is at best misguided and at worst disingenuous. Feigenbaum sets out the historical reasons for this "non-lethal" categorisation of tear gas - ones which governments and big business are happy to rely on today despite the ever increasing body of evidence that shows the extreme human rights abuses that its use inflicts on civilian populations worldwide.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:less-lethal weapons; condor; police brutality; protests
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:29242
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:22 May 2017 15:09
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:04


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -