The 2nd Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment

Recorded at december 8th, 2012, Gamle festsal.

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More and more countries have abolished the death penalty. Still, a minority retains an active death penalty practice. What characterizes these retentionist countries internally, regionally and transnationally that may explain why they maintain the death penalty as a form of punishment and strategy of governance?

Organized by:
Dr. Lill Scherdin and The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.

Funded by:
the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Opening greeting from the Rector of the
University of Oslo, professor Ole Petter Ottersen

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Opening greeting from State Secretary Gry Larsen
from the Royal Minister of Foreign affairs

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Welcome speech by the Head of the Department of Criminology
and Sociology of Law, Professor Kristian Andenæs, University of Oslo

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Introduction by senior researcher and conference
organiser, Dr. Lill Scherdin, University of Oslo

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"Why the Death Penalty is Disappearing: The
changing relation between states and lethal violence",

Professor David Garland, New York University

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"The American Death Penalty and the Founders' Eight Amendment",
Professor John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore/Georgetown

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"The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure", Professor
Jody Madeira, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

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"Death Penalty and Governance in Japanese History - national and
international perspectives",
Professor Makoto Teranaka, Tokyo

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"Death Penalty, Punitiveness and Contemporary Japanese Society",
Professor Koichi Hamai, Ryukoku University Law School

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"Japan's isolated death penalty", The Director of
the Centre of Prisoners Rights, Maiko Tagusari

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