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Death Penalty

Death Penalty and the Victims

United Nations
United Nations
September 21, 2016

On the September 21st , 2016 ,The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched its new publication on the death penalty during a high-level event – Death Penalty and Victims – which took place on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN  General assembly .

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the publication and opened a panel discussion on the expansive perspective of who is a victim.

The new publication, Death Penalty and the Victims. It has is a rich, detailed analysis of what it means to be a ‘victim’ in the machinery of death. At times educational, at times deeply emotional.

Three panelists who shared their experiences included Mr. Edward Mpagi, an Ugandan who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death row; (ii)Ms Susannah Sheffer, author of several books on the death penalty, and; (iii) Ron McAndrew, a former prison warden in Florida.

Among the speaker was Francis Ssuubi INCCIP coordinator and founder Wells of Hope . Francis requested that the UN makes a follow up on the recommendations, that were made during the panel discussion on the human rights of children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or executed, held on 11 September 2013, at the 24th  session of the Human Rights Council