Harm Reduction International submission to the UN Secretary General on the question of the death penalty

Date: 28 March 2019

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This submission is made to the United Nations Secretary-General on the question of the death penalty pursuant to resolution 36/17, adopted by the Human Rights Council in September 2017. 

Harm Reduction International urges the Secretary-General to continue prioritising the death penalty, and reaffirms the call for a moratorium on the death penalty, as a step towards its definitive abolition worldwide.

This submission addresses key impacts of the resumption of the use of the death penalty on human rights, with a specific focus on drug offences.

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