Lord Dholakia joins an event on the death penalty in Guyana

23 November 2015

Lord Dholakia joins an event on the death penalty in Guyana

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Guyana has had a long standing de facto moratorium on the death penalty (since 1997). In November 2015 it hosted a Caribbean Event in Georgetown to promote the abolition of the death penalty. Lord Navnit Dholakia attended the event on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Abolition of the Death Penalty which was organised by the British High Commission in Guyana, The International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP) and the European  Union. Lord Dholakia addressed the event and intervened in the discussion sessions. He was also able to participate in a television discussion on the death penalty which was broadcast nationally. He commented that those in countries retaining the death penalty were often to hear about the experience of abolishing the death penalty in other countries such as the UK. Further information about the event can be seen on the ICDP website.