Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Death penalty abolition campaign at UN General Assembly

At this year's General Assembly session, the EU is attempting to secure the adoption of a resolution on abolition of the death penalty. Previous attempts, in 1994 and 1999, were unsuccessful. But many countries have abolished the death penalty since then, and it is believed that we may have turned the corner.
Amnesty International has prepared a background paper on the subject, which I have posted at: http://www.mediafire.com/?9vhszxztz4m
In addition, Amnesty is asking everyone to sign a petition: http://www.worldcoalition.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=10 .
The petition will be presented to the President of the General Assembly on World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2007. Please circulate this widely. The petition will also be posted shortly at: http://asiapacific.amnesty.org/apro/APROweb.nsf/pages/adpan.

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