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World Day against the Death Penalty – Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (10 October 2020)

On the occasion of the 18th World Day against the Death Penalty, France reaffirms its strong opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances. It calls on all states that apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium with a view toward its definitive abolition and encourages all states to sign and ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.