MENTAL ANGUISH ‘ADDS WEIGHT’ TO ARGUMENT FOR ENDING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – UN RIGHTS CHIEF

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High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, at a panel discussion on the death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council. 1 March 2017. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

MENTAL ANGUISH ‘ADDS WEIGHT’ TO ARGUMENT FOR ENDING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – UN RIGHTS CHIEF

The United Nations human rights chief today reiterated his call to abolish the death penalty as it raises serious issues in relation to the dignity and rights of all human beings, including the right to life and the right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Read more

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