Children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or executed. Written statement for the UN Human Rights Council’s panel discussion on the human rights of children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or executed, 11 September 2013
In applying the death penalty, states regularly violate the rights of children and other family members of persons sentenced to death or executed. In this statement Amnesty International will focus on the secrecy surrounding detention on death row, execution and burial, and the negative effect it has on children and other family members.
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