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Latest update : 2012-10-11

End of the death penalty? (part 2)

Support for the death penalty may be on the wane worldwide but as the Arab Spring rewrites constitutions, the abolition of capital punishment is by no means a given. In France, the death penalty is long gone. However, for many, the punishment still does not fit the crime, with some of the EU’s longest prison sentences.

  • Eric BERNARD. Spokesperson, "Together against the Death Penalty";
  • Celine BARDET. Jurist, International Criminal Law. Author, "Zone Sensible";
  • Avi BITTON. Human Rights Attorney, Avi Bitton Law Firm;
  • Richard C. DIETER. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center (from Washington).

Watch the first part here.

Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

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2014-10-30 Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Palestinian territories: Can there be an end to the historic conflict? (part 2)

"Deplorable". The word was used by Israel to describe Sweden's decision to officially recognise a Palestinian state. Although 135 countries have already recognised Palestine,...

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2014-10-30 Israel

Israel-Palestinian territories: Can there be an end to the historic conflict?

"A declaration of war". Those were the strong words from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after a day of violence in Jerusalem. First, right-wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick was...

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2014-10-29 Kobane

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-29 Free Syrian Army

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group (part 2)

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-28 immigration

Europe's troubled seas: UK axes support for migrant rescue operation (part 2)

Migrants have turned Calais into a "lawless jungle", and it is "time to wage war on this phenomenon". Those were the views of France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen as she...

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