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Death penalty: Ten years since first UN call for moratorium on executions, case for abolition stronger than ever

, Index number: ACT 50/7614/2017

Ten years since the UN General Assembly adopted its first resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, the global momentum towards abolition continues unabated. On the occasion of this anniversary, Amnesty International renews its calls on states that still retain the death penalty to take immediate steps to bring the world closer to ridding itself of the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

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