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2015 World Day Against the Death Penalty: Not the solution to drug-related crimes

, Index number: ACT 50/2634/2015

Drug-related offences are still punishable with the death penalty in more than 30 countries despite clear restrictions set out in international law to limit use of the death penalty to the “most serious crimes”. This year’s World Day Against the Death Penalty (10 October) draws attention to the use of the death penalty for drug-related offences as a human rights violation.

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