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El Salvador: death penalty: Attempts to reinstate the death penalty

, Index number: AMR 29/001/1995

The ruling party in El Salvador, the Alianza Republicana Nacionalista, ARENA, is about to submit a proposal to the Asamblea Legislativa which would reinstate the death penalty. Should this proposal be approved, El Salvador would be violating its international commitments, as a party to the American Convention on Human Rights.

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