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Death penalty is not the solution to drug trafficking

The death penalty has proven to be ineffective overall at reducing illegal drug trafficking.

That’s according to Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Global Drug Policy program for Open Society Foundations.

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UN rights office expresses concern about death sentences in Bangladesh

The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the latest death sentences handed down against two leaders of an opposition party by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal, noting the court's practices have not met international standards of fair trial and due process.

Iran’s execution of juvenile offenders draws concern of UN rights expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today raised continuing serious concerns about the extremely high rate of executions, especially for juvenile offenders, and fundamental flaws in the administration of justice in Iran.