Death Penalty

07/05/2001

Second Thoughts

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, in a speech on Monday in Minneapolis, said "serious questions are being raised about whether the death penalty is being fairly administered in this country." The court has yet to release a copy of her remark
07/04/2001

Justice O'Connor Raises Questions on Death Penalty

WASHINGTON Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, whose vote often decides close cases the at the U.S. Supreme Court, has added her voice to the growing chorus of skepticism about the administration of capital punishment in the United States.
Speaking to a
03/13/2001

Death Penalty Reform



The fight to reform the United States' flawed and uneven death penalty system resumed last week in Congress with the introduction of a bill aimed at reducing the risk of executing innocent people. The bipartisan Innocence Protection Act of 2
02/21/2001

The United States Should Rethink the Death Penalty

NEW YORK A subject that is rarely noted today is the challenge to America's moral leadership in Europe.
Most Frenchmen, as most Europeans, admire America. They admire what we Americans do, what we stand for and what we have done for them twice in
11/19/1999

A HUMILIATING AND NEGATIVE PAGE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION'S FOREIGN POLICY DECLARATION BY EMMA BONINO

Strasbourg, 16 November. "Renouncing to put to a vote at the UN General Assembly the resolution proposed by the EU itself, the Council of Ministers of the Union has written a humiliating negative page of Europe's foreign policy. If the Finnish Pr
04/20/1999

UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS/DEATH PENALTY: THE EUROPEAN UNION IS UNITING, BUT ONLY TO MAKE A STEP BACKWARDS. THE RESOLUTION PROPOSED BY THE FIFTEEN EXCLUDES ANY KIND OF REFERENCE ON THE PROPOSAL OF A MORATORIUM ON CAPITAL EXECUTIONS AT THE UN GENERAL AS

Geneva, 20 April, 1999. It appears clear that the motion for the resolution which the European Union intends to submit for vote at the UN Commission on Human Rights represents a significant step backwards compared to the resolutions adopted in 1997 a
02/23/1999

RUSSIA: DEATH PENALTY OR COUNCIL OF EUROPE? ON FEBRUARY 26 EXPIRES THREE YEARS TERM LET OFF FOR RUSSIA TO RATIFY THE 6TH PROTOCOL TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABOUT ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY ON FEBRUARY 25 PRESS CONFERENCE OF RADICAL PART

Moscow, February 23, 1999. On February 26 expires three years term let off for Russian Federation to ratify the 6th facultative protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights about abolition of death penalty according to the obligations which we
12/01/1998

RUSSIA/MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS: LAST STATEMENTS OF RUSSIAN OFFICIALS ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY OF ABROGATION OF THE MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS ARE PERFECTLY IN THE MAIN STREAM OF "EMERGENCY MEASURES", WHICH BECAME ALPHA AND OMEGA OF THE PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL RH


Moscow - Brussels, December 1, 1998. Last statements of a number of Russian officials (including prime minister Primakov) about the opportunity of abrogation of the moratorium on executions are quite perfectly in the main stream of "emergency mea
08/07/1998

DEATH PENALTY: WHILE ITALY IS ASLEEP, THE ANTI-ABOLITION FRONT WORKS ACTIVELY! DECLARATION OF OLIVIER DUPUIS, SECRETARY OF THE TRANSNATIONAL RADICAL PARTY, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT.


Rome, August 7, 1998 - While Italy is deciding - or not deciding - to postpone to "better" times the offensive at the United Nations in favor of the establishment of a universal moratorium of capital executions. The anti-abolitionist front is org
06/08/1998

RUSSIA/DEATH PENALTY/MORATORIUM: "LAUDABLE" FREETHINKING OF RUSSIAN OFFICIALS - THE NEW MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. PAVEL KRASHENINNIKOV, NOT YET ACCUSTOMED IN HIS OFFICE, HURRIES TO RENOUNCE RUSSIA'S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH HE MUST FULFIL ACCORDING


Moscow, June 8, 1998. A "laudable" freethinking of Russian officials becomes already a sort of tradition. After a scandalous letter of Boris Nemtsov, now Mr. Pavel Krasheninnikov, the new Minister of Justice, not yet accustomed in his office on V
04/03/1998

DEATH PENALTY: THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS APPROVES A RESOLUTION ON THE MORATORIUM OF CAPITAL EXECUTIONS. DECLARATION OF OLIVIER DUPUIS, SECRETARY OF THE TRANSNATIONAL RADICAL PARTY AND MEP.

Geneva, April 3, 1998. The UN Commission on Human Rights has approved a resolution on the moratorium of capital executions: 26 in favor, 13 against, 12 abstentions and 2 absents.
Oliver Dupuis, Secretary of the Transnational Radical Party and
07/17/1997

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, WITH A LARGE MAJORITY, HAS ADOPTED AN URGENT RESOLUTION THAT ASKS THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, TO SUSPEND THE EXECUTION OF JOSEPH O'DELL

Strasbourg-Brussels, July 17, 1997. Under the initiative of the ERA, Greens, EPP, GUE, ESP and UPE, the European Parliament has adopted, with a large majority, an urgent resolution on the O'Dell case, an American citizen sentenced to

06/13/1997

UNIVERSAL ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY: THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ASKS THE COUNCIL AND THE MEMBER STATES TO PROMOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MORATORIUM AND TO MUSTER SUPPORT FOR ABOLITION IN THE NEW TREATY WITHIN THE UNITED NATIONS.

Strasbourg, June 12, 1997. The European Parliament has adopted, by a majority vote, an urgent resolution on the abolition of the death penalty as a result of the proposals presented by TRP Secretary Olivier DUPUIS (ARE), Hadar CARS (Libe

12/18/1996

O'DELL: THE SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS THE EXECUTION. COMMITTEES FOR THE UNIVERSAL ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE SET UP IN THE US AND ALL OVER THE WORLD

Brussels, 18 December 1996. The US Supreme Court has suspended O'Dell's execution. A first significant step to modify the rule preventing to produce evidence after the trial's end. That is also a further step in fostering in the US as we

12/12/1995

THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDAVIA ABOLISHED THE DEATH PENALTY

STATEMENT OF OLIVIER DUPUIS, SECRETARY OF THE TRANSNATIONAL AND TRANSDIVISIONAL RADICAL PARTY.

Strasbourg, 12 December 1995. Unanimously, the Parliament of Moldavia, on the 8th of December, has voted to abolish the death pen

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