The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) held a high-level side event with senior representatives from the government’s of Norway and Spain, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and the EU’s Special Representative on Human Rights to assess why and how to abolish capital punishment. The event, held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 25 February 2013, coincided with the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council and called on the few remaining executing nations to immediately suspend capital punishment as a first step towards full abolition.
Please click here for summary report of the event.
Click here to view the flyer of the event.
Please click here for the UN Secretary-General’s message to the International Commission against the Death Penalty delivered during the side event.
Please click here for the link to the statement of the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, at the high-level event.
Click here in order to read the press release on the outcome of the high level side event.