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10 reasons to abolish the death penalty

, Index number: AFR 01/013/2004

This document gives ten reasons for the total abolition of the death penalty. The worldwide trend towards abolition of the death penalty is reflected in the Africa region, where 24 members of the African Union had abolished the death penalty, in law or practice, by 1 October 2004. By 2004, 118 countries had abolished the death penalty, in law or practice. An average of three countries abolish the death penalty every year.

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