Chairman Chen Ju of the National Human Rights Commission took a group photo with ECPM Pérez human rights expert.
(provided by the Human Rights Council)
[Reporter Wu Shuwei/Taipei Report] The National Human Rights Commission pointed out that today invited Perez, director of the Asia-Africa Office of the French "Common Anti-Death Penalty Organization", to share the international promotion of the abolition of the death penalty with the theme of "The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting the Abolition of the Death Penalty" experience and that national human rights institutions have a role to play.
Chen Ju, director of the Supervisory Committee and chairman of the Human Rights Commission, said that the abolition of the death penalty is hard work that is not easy to get applause, but the Human Rights Commission will continue to have dialogue with the society, and at the same time listen to the voices of the victims.
The Human Rights Committee pointed out that Marie-Line, Director of the Asia-Africa Office of the French "Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM)" (Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort, ECPM),
Marie-Lina Pérez shared the theme of "The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting the Abolition of the Death Penalty".
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In her speech, Chen Ju said that based on respect for the right to life, since its establishment in August 2020, the Commission on Human Rights has been actively working on the abolition of the death penalty, including publishing the independent assessment opinions of the two covenants in 2020, asking the government to pay attention to the human rights of prisoners on death row; "Between Life and Death" film exhibition, held 12 film activities and seminars on campuses in Northeast, Middle East and South East.
Chen Ju said that when she was invited to visit France and Germany in December last year, she also expressed that although the abolition of the death penalty is hard work, it is not easy to get applause. work, but the Human Rights Council will continue to have a dialogue with the society, and at the same time listen to the voices of the victims.
Perez first started with the experience of the 8th World Anti-Death Penalty Conference in 2022, introducing the ECPM organization and its efforts in promoting the abolition of the death penalty.
She pointed out that at the 6th World Anti-Death Penalty Conference held in Oslo in 2016, the key role of national human rights institutions in promoting the abolition of the death penalty was emphasized, and national human rights institutions were encouraged to propose concrete proposals in line with the Paris Principles and their statutory mandates. action.
According to the Human Rights Commission, Wang Rongzhang, the vice chairman of the Human Rights Commission, and Gao Yongcheng, the human rights commissioner, represented the Human Rights Commission to participate in the 8th "World Anti-Death Penalty Conference" held by ECPM in Berlin, Germany last November. members at the World Congress Against the Death Penalty.
Therefore, after Perez's speech, there were further in-depth exchanges on issues such as the international experience of abolishing the death penalty, the rehabilitation of victims' families, and the death penalty alternative system.