The Death Penalty - A Global Trend Towards Abolition?

Chatham House, London


Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International, UK Section
Peter Hodgkinson OBE, Director, Centre for Capital Punishment Studies, Westminster Law School
Ignacio Llanos, Counsellor, Embassy of Chile; facilitator of UN General Assembly resolution 63/168 on the Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty
Chair: Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Chairman, United Nations Association of the UK


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.

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