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Note verbale dated 7 September 2017 from the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

By United Nations, on 1 January 2017

Moratorium



The Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York listed below have the honour to refer to General Assembly resolution 71/187, entitled “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty”, which was adopted by the Third Committee on 17November 2016 and subsequently by the Assembly on 19 December 2016 by a recorded vote. The Permanent Missions wish to place on record that they are in persistent objection to any attemptto impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty or its abolition in contravention of existing stipulations under international law, for the following reasons:




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Antigua and Barbuda

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Bangladesh

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Barbados

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Botswana

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Brunei Darussalam

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Chad

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China

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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Egypt

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Ethiopia

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Grenada

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Iraq

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Jamaica

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Kuwait

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Libya

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Malaysia

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Maldives

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Nigeria

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Oman

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Pakistan

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Papua New Guinea

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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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Sudan

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Syrian Arab Republic

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United Arab Emirates

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Yemen

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Zimbabwe

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