The attached is a transcript from the International Leadership Conference on Human Rights and the Death Penalty held December 6–7, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference was recorded without the intent to publish. Due to this, there may be errors in the translation. If you see a blank space, it is because the recording could not be properly translated or the person speaking wishes not to be identified. In addition, because the conference took place in 2005, the biographies you see for certain speakers indicate the position they held in 2005.