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Death penalty and gender dimension

Sep 24, 2020

Death penalty and gender dimension: Exploring disadvantage and systematic barriers influencing death sentences. Globally, women represent a lower percentage of known cases of people facing the death penalty. However, women have been sentenced to

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The Death Penalty and Victims

Sep 21, 2016

High-level event entitled "The Death Penalty and Victims" (co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, France and Italy, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR))

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Amnesty International's Death Penalty Report 2014 Ambassador Gonzalo Koncke, Permanent Representative of Uruguay Mr. Renzo Pomi, Amnesty International Representative at the United Nations

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High-level event promoting discussion among Member States, with a particular focus on political leadership required to move away from the death penalty. The event will also see the launch of an OHCHR publication on the death penalty

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On the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty. The event featured a discussion on transparency deficits and the death penalty, focusing on transparency as a safeguard of fair trials; transparency in relation to families of death row

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Noon briefing by Eduardo del Buey, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Video message by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty (10 October 2014).

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The practice of the death penalty around the world provides an emblematic example of how the imbalances in the application of the rule of law and lack of fair and proportionate sentencing in the administration of justice impact the poor

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More than four out of five countries have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it. On a global scale, there is a firm trend towards abolition, with progress in all regions of the world, which is very encouraging.

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Statement by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the event co-organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Permanent Mission of Italy on the Implementation of a Moratorium on the Death Penalty.

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