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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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2017-01-12 Europe

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 1)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-12 Cyprus

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 2)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 1)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-11 Donald Trump

Trump Faces The Press: The President-Elect And Putin (part 2)

Eight days before his inauguration, Donald Trump has staged his first press conference since July. The president-elect was grilled by on his potential conflicts of interests...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama, over and out: What legacy for first African-American president? (part 1)

Eight years after his famous speech in Grant Park, the 44th president of the United States returns to his home city for his final major speech in office. The list of new policies...

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