This paper was prepared by the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human
Rights (ODIHR). Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this paper is accurate and impartial.
This paper updates The Death Penalty in the OSCE Area: Background Paper 2015. 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 2015 to 31 March
2016.
All comments or suggestions should be addressed to ODIHR’s Human Rights
Department at office@odihr.pl.

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