Global moratorium on executions now
A resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions will be introduced at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 62nd session which begins on 18 September 2007. Amnesty International urges all UN member states to co-sponsor and vote in favour of the proposed UNGA resolution. This document outlines why the death penalty violates the right to life and not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. It also addresses the efforts made by the international community towards a global moratorium on executions that aims to achieve worldwide abolition of capital punishment.