Jean-François Cautain

  • TThis year, seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, worldwide abolition of the death penalty is closer to a reality than ever. More and more nations around the world are realising that abolition of death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity ...

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  • TWhen the Venetian explorer Marco Polo returned from his 24-year-long journey throughout Asia in the late 13th century, not only did he bring back unknown spices and the practice of cartography, he also laid the foundations of a modern vision of the world. His Travels described, in an innovative ...

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  • TToday, on 10th October the European Union (EU) joins many partners across the world to commemorate the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. Despite a positive trend towards abolition and restriction of the use of capital punishment in most countries, we have seen worrying evidence of serious ...

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  • TSixty years ago in Rome, on the 25th of March, were laid the foundations of Europe as we know it today, marking the beginning of the longest period of peace our continent has ever known. In 1957, the Treaty of Rome initiated an unprecedented process of regional integration by establishing a common ...

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  • TOn 10 October the European Union joined many partners across the globe to mark the World Day against the Death Penalty. The European Union remains among the strongest advocates for world-wide abolition of the death penalty. We have long since done away with this cruel and unusual form of punishment ...

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