France welcomes the adoption of the law abolishing the death penalty in Papua New Guinea. Another country has joined the abolitionist camp. The fight for universal abolition – a fight in which France is on the front lines – continues.
France reiterates its unwavering opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances. It remains resolutely committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane, ineffective punishment. It calls on all nations that still have the death penalty to issue a moratorium on it with a view to its ultimate abolition.