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This paper updates The Death Penalty in the OSCE Area: Background Paper 2011.
It is intended to provide a concise update to highlight changes in the status of the
death penalty in OSCE participating States since the previous publication and to
promote constructive discussion of this issue. It covers the period from 1 July 2011
to 30 June 2012.
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Department at office@odihr.pl.

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