benefit of participants at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Human Rights and
Inhuman Treatment or Punishment. Every effort has been taken to ensure that the information
contained in this report is accurate and impartial.
These papers are intended to highlight key issues and to promote constructive discussion; the opinions
and information they contain do not necessarily reflect the policy and position of the Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights or of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in
Europe. Any comments or suggestions should be addressed to the ODIHR.


Executive summary
1. Introduction
2. OSCE Commitments Relating to Capital Punishment
3. Other International Standards and Instruments
3.1 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
3.2 Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

4. Capital Punishment in the OSCE Region
4.1 Albania
4.2 Armenia
4.3 Azerbaijan
4.4 Belarus
4.5 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4.6 Georgia
4.7 Kazakhstan
4.8 Kyrgyzstan
4.9 Latvia
4.10 Malta
4.11 Moldova
4.12 Russian Federation
4.13 Tajikistan
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