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Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ACT 50/3831/2016

More than two-thirds of the countries in the world have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice. It shows that in the past decade, an average of over three countries a year have abolished the death penalty in law or, having done so for ordinary offences, have gone on to abolish it for all offences.

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