Comoros and the EU

Kazakhstan: Statement by the Spokesperson on steps to abolish the death penalty

Brussels, 07/01/2021 - 11:04, UNIQUE ID: 210107_4
Statements by the Spokesperson

On 2 January 2021, Kazakhstan announced its ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, becoming the 88th party. This Protocol aims at making irreversible the abolition of the death penalty, already enshrined in Constitution of Kazakhstan in 2007.

The death penalty is an inhuman and cruel punishment, which fails to deter criminal behaviour.

The EU welcomes this important step by Kazakhstan, which is in line with the world trend to abandon the most inhuman punishment.