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Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite, 19/12/2016
General Assembly of the United Nations, 19/12/2016
DEATH PENALTY: UNITED NATIONS CONFIRM THE REQUEST OF A UNIVERSAL MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS

December 19, 2016: The General Assembly of the United Nations confirmed the demand for an end to the death penalty by the vote of a new resolution calling on states to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the practice. This is the sixth pro-moratorium text adopted since 2007.
The new resolution was adopted with 117 votes in favor (as in 2014), 40 no (two more than the 38 of 2014), while the abstainers were 31 (3 less than in 2014) and 5 absent at the time of vote (one more than in 2014).
Although the text contains an amendment, voted in the Third Committee in November on a proposal of Singapore, referring to the prerogatives of States to decide which type of punishment impose in the face of the most serious crimes, the positive steps in strengthening the text are definitely more relevant.
As for new votes in favor, coming mostly from the African continent and from countries that abstained before, they were those of Guinea, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, as well as that of the Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka. It casted a vote in favor also Nauru, that in 2014 was absent.
Zimbabwe went from a contrary vote to one of abstention.
Sergio D'Elia, Secretary of Hands Off Cain said: "I want to remind that the votes in favor for the first time in Swaziland and Malawi were the result of a mission of Hands Off Cain, with the support of the Italian Foreign Ministry. The mission was aimed exactly to get a favorable vote in the General Assembly, and in 2014 Zimbabwe had been a target country of our mission. "
instead strengthened the front of no Burundi and South Sudan, previously in favor, and the Maldives, previously abstained.
Passed from a vote in favor to a vote of abstention the Philippines, Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea and Niger, while Lesotho, absent in 2014, abstained this year.
Among the absentees are the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal, both abstained in 2014, and Rwanda, formerly in favor.
This year's resolution has been strengthened in the part that requires states to "make available the relevant information about the use of the death penalty" (among other things, disaggregated by sex, age and race data, and also the number of prisoners on death row, and information about scheduled executions).
The General Assembly for the first time recognized the role that national human rights bodies to support local, national and regional debates on the death penalty. The Assembly for the first time highlighted the need for those who risk the death penalty to be treated with humanity and with respect for their dignity, in accordance with the international law on human rights.
"The confirmation of the votes in favor of a universal moratorium on capital punishment is very important in a time when, faced with the emergency of terrorism, there is the danger of abdicating to the principles of law rather than strengthen them. The General Assembly vote shows us that we must continue to work to raise the threshold for the protection of human dignity in compliance with international treaties” said Sergio D'Elia, Secretary of Hands Off Cain.
D’Elia concluded: “The new vote at the Palace of Glass, the sixth at the General Assembly in nine years, demonstrates that the path of dialogue, liberal and anti-prohibitionist, of the moratorium - and not the outright abolition of the death penalty - which since 1993 Hands Off Cain and the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty have chosen to propose in all international fora, has proved to be the main way to overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable , and open doors that otherwise be inaccessible”. (Sources: HOC, 19/12/2016)

VIETNAM: DEATH PENALTY FOR SIX DRUG TRAFFICKERS
CHINA: ARSONIST SENTENCED TO DEATH
IRAQ: 88 TERRORIST CONVICTS EXECUTED IN 2016
QATAR: DRUGS GANG LEADER SENTENCED TO DEATH
WASHINGTON (USA): GOVERNOR ISSUES REPRIEVE, CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
SAUDI ARABIA: GENEROSITY OF A SAUDI SAVES AN INDIAN FROM DEATH SENTENCE
JORDAN: FIVE MEMBERS OF ISIL CELL SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERROR
CALIFORNIA REJECTS PROPOSED NEW DEATH PENALTY RULES
IRAN: PUBLIC FLOGGING SENTENCE CARRIED OUT
JORDAN: FOUR JORDANIANS GIVEN DEATH PENALTY OVER DRUGS KILLING
PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE REVOKED ONE DAY AHEAD OF EXECUTION
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR INTERIOR MINISTRY BOMB PLOT
THAILAND: PHUKET PRISONERS RELEASED ON ROYAL PARDON
IRAN: TWO AMPUTATION SENTENCES CARRIED OUT
PAKISTAN: FIRST CONVICT HANGED AFTER THREE MONTHS
ZAMBIA: MPOMBO’S SON SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
NIGERIA: EDO STATE EXECUTES THREE DEATH ROW INMATES
INDIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING AND MURDERING MINOR
PENNSYLVANIA (USA): FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST TWO FORMER PENNSYLVANIA DEATH ROW PRISONERS WITH INNOCENCE CLAIMS
FLORIDA (USA): MORE THAN 200 PRISONERS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY SENTENCED TO DEATH MAY GET NEW SENTENCING HEARING
IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED IN PUBLIC
USA: HISTORIC DECLINES IN DEATH PENALTY USE CONTINUE
CALIFORNIA (USA): SUPREME COURT HALTS DEATH PENALTY MEASURE
JORDAN: SECURITY COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER OF SLAIN WRITER NAHED HATTAR
INDIA: YASIN BHATKAL, 4 OTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2013 HYDERABAD BLASTS
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI NATIONAL EXECUTED FOR MURDERING COMPATRIOT
UAE: DEATH ROW EMIRATI CONVICT WALKS FREE AFTER 14 YEARS
UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY REBUKES IRAN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD
IRAQ: ISIS EXECUTES TEENAGER IN KIRKUK ON CHARGES OF SPYING
PAKISTAN: ARMY CHIEF CONFIRMS DEATH SENTENCES OF 13 TERRORISTS

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