THE DEATH PENALTY
IN THE OSCE AREA
A Survey
January 1998 - December 1999
ODIHR

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting
"Human Rights and Inhuman Treatment or Punishment"
27 March 2000
ODIHR Background Paper
The Participating States recall their commitment in the Vienna Concluding
Document to keep the question of capital punishment under consideration and
reaffirm their undertakings in the Document of the Copenhagen Meeting to
exchange information on the question of the abolition of the death penalty and to
make available to the public information regarding the use of the death penalty.
(Document of the 1991 Moscow
Meeting of the Conference on the
Human Dimension of the CSCE,
paragraph 36)

This report is one of a series of papers prepared under the auspices of the Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for the

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