UN Human Rights Council event on International Actions with the view to abolishing the death penalty

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On the occasion of the high-level segment of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland and the International Commission Against the Death Penalty organized the high-level side event on “International Actions with the view to abolishing the death penalty”.

The event took place on Monday 3 of March 2014, from 13:15-15:00 at the Palais de Nations, Room XXIII in Geneva with the participation of:

Mr. Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Department of Foreign Affais;
Mr. Héctor Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina;
Mr Benedetto Della Vedova, State Secretary for foreign Affairs of Italy;
Mr. Steffen Kongstad, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in Geneva;
Mr. Jorge Lomónaco Tonda, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva;
Mr. Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights of the United Nations;
Ms Ruth Dreifuss, Member of ICDP and former President of the Swiss Confederation;
Ms. Alison Hannah, Executive Director of Penal Reform International (PRI); and
Mr Alberto Pedro D’Alotto, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations in Geneva acting as moderator of the side event.

Click here to view the flyer invitation of the event.
Click here to view the concept note of the event.
Click here in order to read the press release on the high level side event.

Click here for the speech of the President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr. Didier Burkhalter.
Click here for the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina, Mr. Héctor Timerman.
Click here for the speech of the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva, Mr. Jorge Lomónaco Tonda.
Click here for the speech of the Member of ICDP and former President of the Swiss Confederation, Ms Ruth Dreifuss.
Click here for the speech of the Executive Director of Penal Reform International (PRI), Ms. Alison Hannah.
Click here for the speech of the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights of the United Nations, Mr. Ivan Simonovic.

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