PCHR and OHCHR organize conference in Gaza on death penalty.
Gaza City - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) -- 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 (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,
representatives of international organizations and media professionals.
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