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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Consultation

 

Report of the Secretary General on the question of the death penalty

 

Deadline 10 April 2012

 

 

In view of the Secretary General's forthcoming report on the question of the death penalty to the 21st session of the Human Rights Council (Sep 2012), you are invited to share information (maximum 1500 words) covering relevant developments since 1 July 2011 on the question of the death penalty.


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Background


In its decision 18/117 adopted on 28 September 2011, the Human Rights Council requested "the Secretary-General to continue to submit to the Human Rights Council, in consultation with Governments, specialized agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, a yearly supplement to his quinquennial report on capital punishment and the implementation of the safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty, paying special attention to the imposition of the death penalty on persons younger than 18 years of age at the time of the offence, on pregnant women and on persons with mental or intellectual disabilities."


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2 October 2012 - OPINION. The African Union's ministers in charge of youth have underscored the need to harness the potential of the youthful population on the continent for its transformation.

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Somalia marks it 52nd year of independence. Some would argue that Somalia is in a far dire state than in colonial times, after a collapse of the central government in 1991, conflict has ravaged the horn of Africa nation.

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The Patron of the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) has called for more support to ensure that integrated reproductive health and services related to HIV prevention continue to be provided across the country.

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An international lobby group wants the Kenyan government to find ways of distributing wealth equally as a solution to youths joining terrorist organisations.

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The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), a children rights organisation, has called for judicial reforms in handling juvenile cases so as to create a conducive environment that will ensure children's active participation in judicial processes.

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