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PCHR and OHCHR organize conference in Gaza on death penalty.

Gaza City - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR PCHR Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
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) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations) ) -- oPt are organizing a conference titled Death Penalty in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Thursday, 8 October, in the Commodore Hotel in Gaza City. The conference intends to highlight the issues surrounding the death penalty in the oPt, seeking to abolish this penalty from the Palestinian legislation. The conference will also address extra-judicial executions committed by Israeli Occupation Forces against Palestinians as a form of execution without trial. It is organized in commemoration of the International Day against the Death Penalty -- 10 October. The conference will include two panel discussions: 1) The death penalty in international law and Islamic law Noun 1. Islamic law - the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"
sharia, sharia law, shariah, shariah law
 (Sharia'); and 2) The Death Penalty in the OPT. The two issues will be addressed in separate specialized sessions, in which experts will present relevant interventions and working papers. The conference will be attended by representatives of civil society, academics, representatives of political factions, members of the Palestinian Legislative Council The Palestinian Legislative Council, (sometimes referred to as the Palestinan Parliament) the legislature of the Palestinian Authority, is a unicameral body with 132 members, elected from 16 electoral districts in the West Bank and Gaza. , representatives of international organizations and media professionals.

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Date:Oct 8, 2009
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