The Human Rights Council holds its Biennial high-level panel discussion on the #deathpenalty

🔹Does the death penalty have a deterrent effect on crime? 🔹Follow the debate

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🗨️"Both the evidence and the policy arguments support our opposition to the death penalty."

- @mbachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of #Chad, described his country's journey to abolishing the #deathpenalty in May 2020.

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🗨️"I chose life!"

- @elbegdorj, former president of Mongolia and Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty on his leadership against the use of the #deathpenalty

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Panellists at the Human Rights Council's panel discussion on the #deathpenalty

▪️ Christopher Arif Bulkan, Member of the Human Rights Committee
▪️ Carolyn Hoyle, Professor of Criminology at @UniofOxford

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Follow the Human Rights Council's Biennial high-level panel discussion on the #deathpenalty online at webtv.un.org.
A summary of this meeting is available here: bit.ly/3dHZWT0

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