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Note verbale dated 10 February 2009 from the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Afghanistan, the Bahamas, […] and Zimbabwe addressed to the Secretary-General

By United Nations, on 8 September 2020

Moratorium



The Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York listed below present their compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and have the honour to refer to resolution 62/149, entitled “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty”, which was adopted by the Third Committee on 15 November 2007, and subsequently by the General Assembly on 18 December 2007 by a recorded vote. The Permanent Missions wish to place on record that they are in persistent objection to any attempt to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty or its abolition in contravention to existing stipulations under international law, for the following reasons:




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Afghanistan

RetentionistDeath penalty legal status

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Bahamas

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Bahrain

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Bangladesh

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Barbados

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Botswana

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Brunei Darussalam

Abolitionist in practiceDeath penalty legal status

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Central-African-Republic

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Chad

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China

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Comoros

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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Dominica

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Egypt

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Equatorial Guinea

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Eritrea

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Eswatini

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Ethiopia

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Fiji

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Gambia

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Grenada

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Guinea

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Guyana

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Indonesia

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Iraq

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Jamaica

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Japan

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Jordan

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Kuwait

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Libya

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Malaysia

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Maldives

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Mauritania

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Mongolia

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Myanmar

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Niger

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Nigeria

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Papua New Guinea

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Qatar

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Lucia

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saudi Arabia

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Singapore

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Solomon Islands

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Somalia

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Sudan

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Suriname

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Syrian Arab Republic

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Thailand

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Tonga

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Uganda

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United Arab Emirates

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Yemen

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Zimbabwe

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