International mobilization against death penalty
EU Rendez-Vous: The Death Penalty in the US: On the Cusp of Repeal?
What is happening to the death penalty in the US?
What more can be done to further the debate?
The Delegation of the European Union, in cooperation with the Embassies of the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom present this two-panel event offering an overview of the trend within the United States towards abolishing the death penalty - especially since the EU ban on trade in medical drugs used for lethal injections and the recent exonerations. The discussion will also focus on the way how this debate can be taken to the next level.
DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
TIME: 9:15 AM
LOCATION: Residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 2347 S Street NW, Washington, D.C.
OAS Hosts Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty in the 56th Lecture of the Americas
Featuring a presentation by Judge Jean-Paul Costa, President of the International Institute of Human Rights and former President of the European Court of Human Rights, the Organization of the American States (OAS) will hold on Tuesday, October 14, the 56th Lecture of the Americas on the theme "Reflections on the Abolition of the Death Penalty" at the headquarters of the institution in Washington, DC.
Following the presentation by Judge Jean-Paul Costa, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and Ambassador Pablo Barahona Kruger, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS will present their comments on the issue.
The introduction and the closing of the lecture will be delivered by Ambassador Alfonso Quiñonez, Secretary for External Relations of the OAS and Ambassador Jean-Claude Nolla, Permanent Observer of France to the Organization.
The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.
WHAT : 56th Lecture of the Americas "Reflections on the Abolition of the Death Penalty."
WHEN : Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 15:00 EDT (19:00 GMT)
WHERE : Hall of the Americas Organization of American States 17th & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20006
For more information: http://www.oas.org/en/ser/dia/lecture/lectures/
Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson
Paris, October 10, 2014
At 5:30 pm at the Quai d’Orsay, in the presence of Mr. Robert Badinter, Mr. Laurent Fabuis will bring the discussions held on the occasion of the 12th World Day against the Death Penalty to a close. He will notably launch an anti-death penalty slogan contest, which will be open to all French-speaking youth aged 12 to 18. World Day against the Death Penalty is organized by the National Council of Bars, the International Organization of La Francophonie and the association, Together against the Death Penalty.
France is mobilized in support of the universal abolition of the death penalty. It pays tribute to the continuous efforts of human rights activists, NGOs and personalities committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty.
At the UN, we are calling for a moratorium on executions, a key step toward the definitive abolition of the death penalty.
France’s entire diplomatic network is mobilized in support of this goal. Numerous initiatives are taking place today on this issue in our embassies and cultural centers.