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HRC should support effective prevention of use of the death penalty against persons with mental or intellectual disabilities, and increased efforts to eradicate preventable maternal mortality and morbidity

, Index number: IOR 41/037/2014

In this oral statement to the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council (8 to 24 September 2014) Amnesty International refers to its written statement on the death penalty in which the organization highlighted that international standards on the use of capital punishment clearly state that the death penalty should not be imposed on people with mental or intellectual disabilities. Amnesty International, in its written statement, also elaborates on what a comprehensive human-rights-based approach to eradicating preventable maternal mortality and morbidity means in practice.

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