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European Protocol for full abolition turns 20
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 3 May 2022
Today is the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances.
Armenia ratifies international treaty for irreversible abolition of the death penalty
By Aurélie Plaçais, on 25 March 2021
Armenia ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on 18 March 2021.
Ratificationt Kit – Armenia
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 8 September 2020
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This Ratification Kit is designed for government decision-makers. It gives the procedure to ratify or accede to the Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, and arguments to convince target countries to endorse it. Governments are not likely to have an expert understanding of the Second Optional Protocol. This document may contain answers to government concerns that will be addressed to you during your lobbying action.
Armenia and Angola Commit to Irreversible Abolition
By Aurelie Placais, on 4 October 2019
Following the United Nations Treaty Event in New York, two more states have committed to irreversible abolition of the death penalty by signing and ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (OP2-ICCPR). The Protocol was highlighted by the United Nations […]
UN Protocol on death penalty turns 20
on 15 December 2009
For 20 years, the United Nations Protocol to abolish the death penalty has been the only universal treaty of worldwide scope to prohibit executions and secure universal abolition of the death penalty for all crimes.