Tuesday 16 July 2019

International experts welcome efforts toward the abolition of the death penalty in South East Asia; Bangkok, 23 October 2013

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand organized an expert seminar in Bangkok on moving away from the death penalty in South East Asia (22-23 October). Mr Ibrahim Najjar, former Minister of Justice of Lebanon, participated in the seminar on behalf of ICDP.

For further information please read the press release of OHCHR.

Please see attached the publication on death penalty in South East Asia by the United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR). The report provides an extensive review of global trends in the application of the death penalty, a summary of the applicable international legal standards, and the current status of legislative reform related to the death penalty in the region.

The publication is based on a number of years of work of the OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia. The Office collaborated with the Ministry of Justice in Thailand to organize an Expert Seminar on “Moving Away from the Death Penalty in South-East Asia” in Bangkok on 22 – 23 October 2013. Participants laid the ground for establishing a forum for intra-regional exchange between key stakeholders on international and regional law and practice regarding the death penalty. As a follow-up to that meeting, the Indonesian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organized with OHCHR its Third Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue on “The Right to Life and Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty” in Jakarta on 10 – 11 November 2014. ICDP participated in both events.

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