22 November 2012
“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.
He continued, “The Secretary-General therefore calls on Member States to join the worldwide trend and support next month’s General Assembly resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.”
The new resolution, inter alia, calls on all States to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
The vote took place on Monday in the Assembly’s…
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