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Panel Discussion on Death Penalty - 9th Meeting, 34th Regular Session Human Rights Council
1 Mar 2017 -  Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty Theme: The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Chair: H.E. Mr. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

H.E. Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

Moderator: Ms. Verene A. Shepherd (Jamaica), Professor of Social History, University of the West Indies


Panellists:
• H.E. Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia (2011-2014)

• Ms. Kagwiria Mbogori, Chairperson, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
• Mr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
• Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

A/HRC/RES/26/2,A/HRC/RES/30/5
SPEAKERS

34th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.) Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights
H.E. Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France
Ms. Verene A. Shepherd ,Professor of Social History at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica
H.E. Mr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia
Ms. Kagwiria Mbogori, Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Mr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on Torture & other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
H.E. Ms. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of International Affairs and Co-operation of Botswana
Under-Secretary of Human Rights of Chile, Ms. Lorena Fries Monleón
Special Representative for Human Rights of the European Union, Stavros Lambrinidis
Mexico (On Behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Jorge Lomónaco
Brazil (On Behalf of a Group of Countries), Mrs. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevedo
Croatia (On Behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos
Finland (On Behalf of a Group of Countries), Ms. Terhi Hakala
Singapore (On Behalf of a Group of Countries), Mr. Foo Kok Jwee
Portugal ( On Behalf of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries), Mr. Pedro Nuno Bártolo
Paraguay, Mr. Santiago Fioro
Montenegro, Mr. Milorad Sceaanovic
Australia, Mr. Alexander Chapman
Amnesty International, Mr. Oluwatosin Popoola
American Civil Liberties Union, Mr. Jamil Dakwar
Center for Global Nonkilling, Mr. Cristophe Barbey
Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on Torture & other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Mr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
H.E. Ms. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of International Affairs and Co-operation of Botswana
H.E. Mr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, Ms. Anna Korka
Spain, Mr. Emilio Pin Godos
Argentina, Mr. Héctor Marcelo Cima
Portugal, Ms. Manuela Teixeira Pinto
Mexico, Mr. Diego Ruiz Gayol
New Zealand, Mr. Jarrod Philip Clyne
Switzerland, Mr. Lukas Heinzer
Albania, Ms. Filloreta Kodra
Liechtenstein, Mr. Peter Matt
Colombia, Ms. Beatriz Londoño Soto
Algeria, Mr. Antar Hassani
Fidji, Ms. Sudeshna Banih
International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), Ms. Marie Salphati
Friends World Committee for Consultation, Ms. Catherine Baker
Ensemble contre la Peine de Mort, Mr. Ngondji Lievin
Council Of Europe, Mr. Edo Korljan
Papua New Guinea, Mr. Fred Sarufa
India, Mr. Virander Paul
Holy See, Mr. Ivan Jurkovic
Kenya, Mr. Andrew M. Kihurani
Italy, Ms. Daniela D’orlandi
International Bar Association, Mr. Phillip Tahmindjis
former of Tunisia, Mr. Moncef Marzouki
Ms. Kagwiria Mbogori, Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Mr. Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on Torture & other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Mr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Co