Burkina Faso – Abolition of the death penalty (4 June 2018)


France welcomes the adoption in Burkina Faso of a new criminal code removing the death penalty from the sanctions provided for in the code.

France is resolutely and consistently committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment. It calls on all states that still apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium with a view toward its definitive abolition.