Report to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on the “Tenth survey on capital punishment and on the implementation of the safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty, covering the period 2014-2018"

Date: 13 September 2019

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Harm Reduction International welcomes the opportunity to comment on crucial issues and developments concerning the use of the death penalty, and urges UNODC to prioritise this issue. We further reaffirm the call for a moratorium on the death penalty, as a step towards its definitive abolition worldwide.

This submission will provide information on developments that have taken place since the submission of the ninth report, with a specific focus on drug offences.

Unless otherwise specified, the source for the information provided in the following paragraphs is Harm Reduction International’s report: ‘The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2018’.

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