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Americas Death Penalty

USA: Execution set despite unreliable testimony

Brent Brewer is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 9 November 2023. His 1991 death sentence was overturned in 2007, but he was resentenced to death in 2009. In 1991 and again in 2009, the prosecution relied on unscientific and unreliable, but influential, testimony of a psychiatrist who asserted...
Americas Death Penalty

USA: Florida carries out sixth execution of 2023

Michael Zack was executed in Florida on 3 October 2023 for a murder committed in 1996. Twenty-seven years old at the time of the crime, he was 54 at the time of his death. The courts dismissed appeals that his execution would be unconstitutional based on a new scientific consensus that Fetal...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States under review in the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, 06 November 2023 – 17 November 2023

This document contains suggested recommendations to be made to the states under review at the 44th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2023. The countries covered are Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Russian Federation,...