The Death Penalty - A Global Trend Towards Abolition?
Over two-thirds of the world's countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice, yet capital punishment remains a serious issue. Later this year the UN General Assembly will consider progress on a 2007 resolution calling for a global death penalty moratorium. This panel discussion will assess the prospects for implementing a global moratorium, consider recent trends, and debate what action can be taken with regard to retentionist states.
This meeting is held in association the United Nations Association of the UK.