MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Switzerland – Federal Administration
Headline: Moratorium on the death penalty: UN General Assembly adopts a resolution negotiated by Switzerland
On December 16, 2020, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution negotiated by Switzerland and Mexico calling for a moratorium on the death penalty. This resolution is in line with efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide. It provides for significant improvements in particular for women, minors and family members of those sentenced to death. The resolution was supported by 123 member states. Four new states supported the resolution for the first time. This is the greatest support this initiative has ever received in the UN General Assembly.
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