Death Penalty: Close to Two-Thirds of UN Membership Supporting Call for Moratorium on Executions

An overwhelming majority of states supported a UN call to halt executions today, when the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted 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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