Report to the UN Secretary-General on moratorium on the use of the death penalty

Date: 14 April 2020

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Harm Reduction International (HRI) welcomes the opportunity to comment on crucial issues and developments concerning the use of the death penalty; and urges the Secretary-General to continue prioritising 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 placesince 17 December 2018 on the question of the moratorium on the use of the death penalty and other issues included in resolution 73/175, with a focus on drug offences.

For detailed information about issues covered by resolution 73/175 with specific reference to drug offences – including transparency, miscarriage of justice, denial of consular assistance, see The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2019.

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