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Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty - 4th Meeting, 46th Regular Session Human Rights Council
23 Feb 2021 -  Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty
- Theme: Human rights violations related to the use of the death penalty, in particular with respect to whether the use of the death penalty has a deterrent effect on crime rate
Objectives: The panel discussion aims for an exchange of views to address the human rights violations related to the use of the death penalty, in particular with respect to whether the use of the death penalty has a deterrent effect on crime rate.
Chair:H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement:Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message)
Panellists:
H.E. Mr. Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of Chad (video message)
Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (video message)
Mr. Christopher Arif Bulkan, Member of the Human Rights Committee (video message)
Professor Carolyn Hoyle, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford (video message)
46th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS

Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights
H.E. Mr. Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of Chad
Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty
Mr. Christopher Arif Bulkan, Member of the Human Rights Committe
Ms. Carolyn Hoyle, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford
Switzerland, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Ignazio Cassis
Sweden, Minister for Foreign Affairs (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Ann Linde
Croatia, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Mr. Gordan Grlić-Radman
South Africa, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Alvin Botes
Mexico, Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Martha Delgado Peralta
European Union, Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr. Eamon Gilmore
Liechtenstein (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Peter Matt
Singapore (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Nedyam Nitya Menon
Australia, Ms. Sally Mansfield
Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdulaziz Al Wasil
Kazakhstan, Ms. Zhanar Aitzhan
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Seyed Mohammad Sadati Nejad
Ms. Karen Lucia Gomez-Dumpit, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), Ms. Marie Salphati
International Lesbian and Gay Association , Ms. Gabriel Coutinho Galil
Portugal, Mr. Augusto Santos Silva
Cape Verde (on behalf of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries) , Ms. Clara Manuela da Luz Delgado Jesus
Burkina Faso, Mr. Germain Pime
Egypt, Mr. Ayman Ammar
Spain, Ms. Aurora Díaz-Rato Revuelta
Italy, Mr. Gian Lorenzo Cornado
Fiji, Mr. Vueti May
Botswana, Mr. Phologo Gaumakwe
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Rita French
Timor-Leste, Mr. Francisco Dionisio Fernandes
Iraq, Mr. Mohammed Ayad
Namibia, Ms. Yvonne Dausab
Pakistan, Mr. Khalil Hashmi
National Human Rights Council of Morocco, Ms. Amina Bouayach
Center for Global Nonkilling, Mr. Christophe Barbey
Amnesty International, Mr. Oluwatosin Popoola
H.E. Mr. Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of Chad
Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj
Mr. Christopher Arif Bulkan, Member of the Human Rights Committee (Final Remarks)
Ms. Carolyn Hoyle, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford (Final Remarks)