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Mongolia: death penalty confined to history as new Criminal Code comes into effect

, Index number: ACT 50/6646/2017

Amnesty International welcomes the coming into force of the new Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure in Mongolia as an historic milestone in the country’s journey towards full enjoyment and protection of human rights. The new Criminal Code, which abolishes the death penalty for all crimes, became effective on 1 July 2017 after it was adopted by the Mongolian Parliament on 3 December 2015. Today Mongolia becomes the 105th country to have freed itself from the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

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