European and World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October 2012)
Thorbj°rn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, issued a
Joint Declaration. The Committee of Ministers also issued a
Roundtable on the abolition of the Death Penalty (8 October 2012, Madrid)
The Council of Europe was represented by J÷rg Polakiewicz, then Head of the Human Rights Policy and Development Department, who intervened ľ link to speech.