MOLDOVA. PARLIAMENT EXLUDES DEATH PENALTY FROM CONSTITUTION
June 29, 2006: Moldova's parliament unanimously supported the definitive exclusion from the country's Constitution of Paragraph 3 of Article 24 allowing the use of death penalty in exceptional cases.
Forty-four lawmakers representing all parliamentary factions signed a draft law in this regard and the document was delivered to legislature along with a notification of the Constitutional Court.
The constitutional amendments called for the exclusion of the text allowing the use of death penalty for actions committed in times of war from Constitution.
The new Penal Code approved in 2002 does not stipulate the use of death penalty, but provisions of Article 25 (3) of Constitution have never been applied. (Sources: BASA-Press, 29/06/2006)