2050 :What if we hadn't abolished the death penalty ?

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With Amnesty International France

Forty years after its abolition, the death penalty remains a subject of debate in France.

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Since the end of the 1970s, the abolitionist cause has made great strides. Today, we consider that the death penalty is doomed to disappear. A symbol of a different time, what remains at stake regarding the death penalty today? Regularly discussed whenever a heinous crime makes the news, could the death penalty ever be reinstated in France? Capital punishment has been erased from the Code pénal, but is it still present in people’s minds?


With Maria Arena, president of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights,Aymeric Elluin advocacy officer Abolition of the death penalty for Amnesty International France, Bashar Murkus director

Hosted by Katia Roux advocacy officer Liberties programme for Amnesty International France





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