Archive for tag: capital punishment

Archive pour tag : capital punishment

UN approves a moratorium on the death penalty

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in all member states. The resolution passed on Tuesday by a vote of 104 to 54 with 29 abstentions. This is the third attempt to pass a moratorium resolution in the General Assembly. Previous attempts in 1994 and 1999 failed. The current resolution called on member states to “progressively restrict the use of the death penalty and reduce the number of offences for which it may be imposed.”
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Posted: December 21, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=400
Categories: NewsIn this article: capital punishment, human rights, justice, United Nations
Transmis : 21 décembre 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=400
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : capital punishment, human rights, justice, United Nations