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Death penalty: Majority of states continue to support UN call for moratorium on executions at Committee vote

, Index number: ACT 50/3354/2020

An overwhelming majority of states continued to support a UN call to halt executions today, when the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) considered a draft resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. Amnesty International welcomes the continued support for UN resolutions on this issue, which offers further confirmation that it is just a matter of time before the death penalty is abolished globally; and urges all UN member states to support the draft resolution when it comes for final adoption at the plenary session of the UNGA in December.

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