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Note verbale dated 13 September 2019 from the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

By United Nations, on 15 October 2020

Moratorium



The Permanent Missions to the United Nations inNew York listed below have the honour to refer to General Assembly resolution 73/175, entitled “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty”, which was adopted by the Assembly on 17 December 2018 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 of existing stipulations under international law, for the following reasons:




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Bangladesh

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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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Libya

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Oman

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Pakistan

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Papua New Guinea

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Qatar

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Saint Lucia

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Syrian Arab Republic

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United Arab Emirates

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