“Irreversible trend towards abolition” – OSCE


on 12 October 2010

When presenting the Report, Mr Eric Svanidze said: “there is an overall trend towards abolition and it is irreversible: OSCE states resisted attempts to reinstate the death penalty” “I am sure that Europe will be a death penalty free continent in the coming year.”
Fruitful debates followed this presentation, during which NGOs and participating states encouraged the 6 countries that still retain the death penalty in their legislation (Belarus, the USA, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Latvia) to completely abolish it.

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