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Congo: Time to abolish the death penalty for good

, Index number: AFR 22/0047/2019

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Congo. Following recommendations accepted in its 2013 UPR, Congo abolished the death penalty in its Constitution. However, the Criminal Code has not yet been reformed to align it with the Constitution. Amnesty International therefore welcomes Congo’s acceptance of recommendations to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The organization urges Congo to immediately and effectively take steps to implement these recommendations.

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