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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE WANTS LIBERIA REPEAL DEATH PENALTY

November 12, 2018:

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) on 7 November 2018 reiterated its call on the Liberian Government to abolish the death penalty which the government reintroduced in 2008.
Addressing a one-day national human rights consultation held in Monrovia, a member of the HRC, Margo Waterval said it was unfortunate for Liberia, as a State party to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to reintroduce the death penalty in its Penal Code.
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which aims at the abolition of the death penalty is a side agreement to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Ms. Margo noted that although no execution has taken place since 2008, the judiciary continues to sentence people to death.
Her statement is in line with a set of recommendations that the HRC submitted to the Government of Liberia at the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) meeting which took place in Geneva in July 2018.
The 48-count recommendations, among other things centered on the abolition of the death penalty, impunity and past human rights violations and the administration of justice and fair trial.

(Sources: frontpageafricaonline.com, 7/11/2018)

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