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Ratification of international treaties to abolish the death penalty (1 January 2005)

, Index number: ACT 50/003/2005

The community of nations has adopted four international treaties providing for the abolition of the death penalty. One is of worldwide scope; the other three are regional. In this brief report there are short descriptions of the four treaties and current lists of states parties and countries which have signed but not ratified the treaties.

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