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Africa; Towards a moratorium on executions in Africa

, Index number: AFR 01/009/2009

On 24 November 2008 the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission) adopted a resolution calling on states parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) to observe a moratorium on the death penalty at its 44th Ordinary session in Abuja, Nigeria.

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