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UN majority calls to end Death penalty

Map that shows how Countries voted on the 2008 UN moratorium on the death penalty proposal. In green, those who voted in favor of stopping the Death penalty. In red, those who voted against. In yellow, those who abstained.

22 November 2012

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes a record vote by a General Assembly committee in favour of the call for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, according to his spokesperson.

“Monday’s vote offers the opportunity to again encourage Member States who still practice the death penalty or retain it in law to follow suit,” the spokesperson added in a news statement, noting that 150 States have either abolished or do not practice the death penalty. Continue reading UN majority calls to end Death penalty