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Moving Away From the Death Penalty: Arguments, Trends and Perspectives - 13th UN Crime Congress (Doha, 2015), Side event
14 Apr 2015 -  This panel discussion examines the human rights dimensions of the application of the death penalty in cases of drug-related offences and terrorism offences, to share experiences from regions in which States invoke the death penalty when confronted with public concerns over drug trafficking, terrorism and public safety, and to discuss crime prevention strategies so as to reduce the fear of crime, including human rights education regarding long-term solutions that could more effectively tackle such crimes and its root causes.

Moderator: Mr. Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.
Welcoming remarks: Hon. Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice, Italy

- Mr. Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
- Mr. Haytham Shimbli, Regional Deputy Director: Penal Reform International Middle East and North Africa.
- Mr. Jeffrey Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York.

Open discussion.
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