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Death penalty for drug-related offences: joint statement

, Índice: ACT 50/3027/2015

At least 33 countries and territories prescribe the death penalty for drug-related offences in law, including as a mandatory punishment. Amnesty International and other organizations urge Member States of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the preparatory Board of the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) to use the opportunity presented by UNGASS to strengthen the promotion and respect of human dignity, the rule of law and human rights, including with a specific call to promote the abolition of the death penalty.

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