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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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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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2014-04-17 Algeria

Algeria: What's the Choice? Incumbent Bouteflika Votes in Wheelchair

Abdelaziz Bouteflika may get easily re-elected… Nonetheless, most Algerians will tell you that today's presidential election marks a new and perhaps more uncertain era. The...

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2014-04-16 Vladimir Putin

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They said Russia would not invade Crimea. When it did, beleaguered Ukrainian forces offered no resistance. But now Kiev is responding, having sent air force jets flying over the...

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2014-04-16 Vladimir Putin

What's Putin's Plan? Kiev Accuses Russia of Terrorism (part 2)

They said Russia would not invade Crimea. When it did, beleaguered Ukrainian forces offered no resistance. But now Kiev is responding, having sent air force jets flying over the...

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2014-04-15 Nigeria

Nigeria's Battles

Just days after being crowned Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has been left reeling from the biggest attack yet on its capital. A Monday morning rush hour blast at a busy bus...

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2014-04-15 Nigeria

Nigeria's Battles (part 2)

Just days after being crowned Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has been left reeling from the biggest attack yet on its capital. A Monday morning rush hour blast at a busy bus...

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