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An activist holds anti-death penalty signs outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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United Nations: Volker Türk voices regret over first ever execution by nitrogen suffocation

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk expressed profound regret over the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama, marking the first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxiation for capital punishment in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
A woman in a hijab walks through the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital.
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United Nations: latest report on Iran shows that the human rights situation has markedly deteriorated

The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nada Al-Nashif has presented the latest report about Iran during the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council. The document covers the human rights ...

Last update 5 Jul 2023
Only in exceptional circumstances and with incontrovertible evidence of intentional murder does international law permit the death penalty
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OHCHR welcomes progress made in Zambia and Central African Republic to abolish the capital punishment

The death penalty is incompatible with fundamental tenets of human rights and dignity. Nowadays approximately 170 countries have abolished capital punishment or introduced a moratorium, either in ...

Last update 16 Jun 2022
Banner with the words "Execute justice not people"
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Amnesty International Global Report: Death sentences and executions 2021

According to the newly published Global Report on death sentences and executions 2021 of Amnesty International, at least 579 executions were known to have been carried out across 18 countries last ...

Last update 16 Jun 2022
Singapore  has rejected calls to abolish capital punishment
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UN experts urge the government of Singapore immediate end capital punishment

The group of eleven experts of the United Nations condemned the execution in Singapore of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a Malaysian who had an intellectual disability and was a victim of human ...

Last update 23 May 2022
Prison cell
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Death penalty should be abolished: Mass executions in Saudi Arabia and Egypt

While the world is focusing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, other serious violations of human rights continue to take place in other parts of the world. Recently, the mass executions in Saudi ...

Last update 7 Apr 2022
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Council of Europe 2020 North-South Prize Award Ceremony: focus on right to life and climate change

On December 9 2021, the 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe was awarded to two institutions working respectively to protect the right to life and to combat climate change. The ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
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Amnesty International Report on Death Sentence and Execution

Amnesty International's Report on the Death Penalty and Execution in 2020 shows how, despite the unprecedented challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, some states have relentlessly pursued ...

Last update 14 Sep 2021
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of her first opening statement at the Human Rights Council
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Michelle Bachelet statement on the death penalty and torture for sexual crimes

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday called on governments worldwide to redouble their efforts to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence, improve access to ...

Last update 9 Nov 2020
Suezann Bosler, fondatrice di Journey of Hope associazione di parenti delle vittime contro la pena capitale
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Cities for Life: Conference by Suezann Bosler

Padua, Teatro Ruzante, 25 November 2015 Meeting with Suezann Bosler, founder of the Association Journey of Hope, wich represents the relatives of the death penalty victims. The conference will ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
Cover of the Report "The Death penalty in the world", 2014
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The abolition of the death penalty in the world and of the life sentence as denial of constitutional principles

University of Padua, Monday 30 March 2015, at 3.30 pm Each year the Association Hands off Cain publishes its annual Report on the death penalty worldwide in order to present the most important ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016

L’impegno del Senato della Repubblica per i diritti umani: dal Comitato contro la pena di morte alla Commissione straordinaria

Stefano Filippone-Thaulero (2012)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 9 Jan 2014
Logo 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty
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5th World Congress against the Death Penalty - Madrid, 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty, organised by Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM – Together against the Death Penalty) in partnership with the World Coalition ...

Last update 13 Jun 2013
Session I (10.30-12.30): Federico Mayor, President of the International Commission, Former Director General of UNESCO
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10 December 2012: Presentation of the International Commission against Death Penalty

Time to Abolish the Death Penalty: the International Human Rights Day in the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua.

Last update 12 Dec 2012
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10 December 2012: live reporting on Twitter of the meeting with the International Commission against Death Penalty on #hrdunipd

The staff of the Human Right Centre / Regional Archive Peace Human Rights will provide a live report on Twitter of the meeting with the International Commission against Death Penality, which will be ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019