The Council of Europe organised a roundtable on ‘Belarus – Religion and Death Penalty’ in Minsk on 21 June 2013 as part of the discussions to advance abolition of the death penalty with the authorities of the government of Belarus. The roundtable sought to further discussion on the death penalty through an exchange of views among clergy, representatives of national institutions, civil society and international experts. ICDP Commissioner Hanne Sophie Greve participated as an international expert and presented a paper entitled – The human being created ‘in the image of God’. Please see attached speech presented at the roundtable by Commissioner Greve.
Please find enclosed an electronic copy of the book “Abolition of Death Penalty in Belarus” by the Council of Europe.