Death Penalty: Transcending the Divide

14 Jun 2017

Published by the United Nations Development Programme with financial support from the British Embassy in Minsk

The International Conference “Death Penalty: Transcending the Divide” was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus with financial support from the British Embassy in Minsk on March 10, 2016. The publisher and organizers are not held liable for the content of the printed conference materials.

International conference “Death Penalty: Transcending the Divide” represented a timely opportunity to share worldwide experiences both from countries that are still applying the death penalty as well as states that are not. The participants discussed related complex issues related to the function of the court system, existing judicial guaranties, crime control as well as sociological and psychological roots of the most serious crimes and the impact of the death penalty. This event attracted national and international experts in different fields, such as psychology, sociology, criminology, law etc. to ground the future dialogue on the use of the death penalty in an impartial and balanced analysis of the existing status-quo in the country and elsewhere.


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