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Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty - 4th Meeting…

Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty - 4th Meeting, 52nd Regular Session Human Rights Council
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01:57:06
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Summary
Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty - Theme: Human rights violations relating to the use of the death penalty, in particular with respect to limiting the death penalty to the most serious crimes
Description
Chair:   
  • H.E. Mr. Václav Bálek, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:   
  • Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr. Idrissa Sow, Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty, Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Africa of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Panellists:   
  • H.E. Ms. Azalina Othman Said, Minister of Law and Institutional Reform of Malaysia and H.E. Mr. Ahmad Faisal Muhamad, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva (Concluding Remarks)
  • Mr. José Manuel Santos Pais, Member of the Human Rights Committee
  • Ms. Mai Sato, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Monash University, Director of Eleos Justice, and Deputy Director of CrimeInfo
  • Ms. Sarah Belal, Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan
SPEAKERS:
  • Ms. Hadja Lahbib, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Federal Cultural Institutions of Belgium (on behalf of a group of States)
  • Mr. João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal
  • Mr. Tim Watts, Assistant Foreign Minister of Australia (on behalf of a group of countries)
  • Costa Rica (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Christian Guillermet
  • Mr. Eamon Gilmore, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights
  • Ms. Candith Kwati Mashengo-Dlamini, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa
  • Ms. Angeles Moreno Bau, Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs of Spain
  • Ms. Bibata Nebie Ouedraogo, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Giorgio Silli, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy
  • Mr. Christian Guillermet, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
  • Singapore (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Umej Singh Bhatia
  • Switzerland (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Barbara Fontana
  • Ensemble contre la Peine de Mort, Mr. Raphael Chenuil-Hazan
  • International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), Ms. Marie Salphati
  • Center for Global Nonkilling, Mr. Christophe Barbey
  • Argentina (on behalf of a group of Countries), Mr. Federico Villegas
  • Mr. Marcy Lopes, Minister of justice and human rights of Angola (on behalf of Portuguese Language Countries)
  • Oman (on behalf of Gulf Cooperation Council Group), Mr. Idris AL Khanjari
  • Finland (on behalf of a group of States), Ms. Kirsti Kauppi
  • Sierra Leone, Mr. Lansana Gberie
  • Togo, Mr. Togbé Agbessi Alangue
  • Zambia, Ms. Eunice Luambia
  • France, Ms. Emmanuelle Lachaussée
  • Cameroon, Mr. Salomon Eheth  
  • Iraq, Mr. Omer Berzini
  • Egypt, Ms. Sarah Elkady
  • Libya, Ms. Lamia Fathi Abusedra
  • International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA), Ms. Naomi Burke-Shyne
  • International Lesbian and Gay Association, Mr. Gabriel Galil
  • International Bar Association, Ms. Catherine Kent
  • Mr. Ahmad Faisal Muhamad, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UNOG
  • Mr. José Manuel Santos Pais, Member of the Human Rights Committee
  • Ms. Mai Sato, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Monash University, Director of Eleos Justice, and Deputy Director of CrimeInfo
  • Ms. Sarah Belal, Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan