European Union External Action

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the UNGA adoption of the resolution "moratorium on the use of death penalty

Bruxelles, 18/12/2014 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 141218_07
Statements by the HR/VP

Today's adoption of the resolution "moratorium on the use of death penalty" by the UN General Assembly is a great and encouraging achievement for the abolitionist cause worldwide. The record number of 117 votes in favour clearly shows that consensus is growing within the international community.

The EU, together with all partners, governmental and non governmental, will spare no efforts and will continue to strive for the abolition of this cruel form of punishment.

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