"On 20 November 1959 ... the General Assembly adopted resolution 1396 (XIV) by which it invited the Economic and Social Council to initiate a study of the question of capital punishment, of the laws and practices relating thereto, and of the effects of capital punishment, and the abolition thereof, on the rate of criminality ... With a view to obtaining the necessary data for the preparation of the study on captial punishment, the Secretary-General addressed to all States Members ... a questionnaire requesting information on the laws, regulations and practices in force. A second questionnaire, requesting information on the deterrent effect of the death penalty and on the consequences of its abolition, was sent to national correspondents in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, and also to certain non-governmental organizations"--Foreword (p. 3). 20 November 1959 ... the General Assembly adopted resolution. Part I prepared by Marc Ancel; Part II by Norvel Morris and others. U.N. document symbols: ST/SOA/SD/9 - ST/SOA/SD/10. U.N. sales number: E.67.IV.15. At head of title: Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
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