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 Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour (left) listens to Peter Pringle, the last man to be sentenced to death in Ireland, who now campaigns for global abolition of the death penalty and provides support to exonerated former prisoners.
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour (left) listens to Peter Pringle, the last man to be sentenced to death in Ireland, who now campaigns for global abolition of the death penalty and provides support to exonerated former prisoners

Tortured lives after the death penalty

At the screening of the BBC documentary “Fallout” at the United Nations in New York, exonerated death row victims narrate their struggles to piece together their broken lives and family relationships without government compensation or support.

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Still powerful: UDHR at 70

In an era of “backlash against human rights,” how can the 70-year-old Universal Declaration of Human Rights help to solve today’s and emerging global challenges?



 A victim of torture (not featured in the story) from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

‘I just wanted to die’ says torture survivor on way to recovery

On her birthday, 26 June, which is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a torture survivor spoke at the United Nations about how a rehabilitation programme has turned her life around.



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