News for 21 Dec 2016
21.12.2016 Overwhelming majority of states support universal moratorium on the death penalty. Belarus abstains
FIDH applauds the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to establish a global moratorium on the death penalty, endorsed by an overwhelming majority on 19 December 2016. A record number of 117 States voted in favor of the text; 40 voted against it, and 31 abstained.