Q: Federal executions are resuming in the United States on July 13, after a 17-year hiatus. Do you have any comment on this decision?
A: France reaffirms its unwavering opposition to the death penalty worldwide and in all circumstances. It remains resolutely committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment. It calls on all nations that still apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium on it ahead of its ultimate abolition.