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UN. THIRD COMMISSION APPROVES NEW PRO-MORATORIUM RESOLUTION

November 20, 2008: the Third Commission of the United Nations’ General Assembly approved, for the second consecutive year, the draft resolution on the 'Moratorium on the use of the death penalty.'
105 countries voted in favour, 48 against, with 31 abstentions. Compared to the resolution approved by the same commission in 2007, there was an increase of 6 favourable votes, a decrease of 4 votes against, and two less abstentions.
"The UN vote records a positive trend towards the abolition of the death penalty around the world over the last ten years. It also rewards our efforts to end, through the moratoria, the aberration of a nation becoming Cain in order to defend Abel," Sergio D'Elia, Hands Off Cain Secretary, commented.
The resolution was introduced at the Assembly by the Chilean representative, under the name of a coalition or representative countries from all continents. There were 89 co-sponsors of the resolution this year, two more than the previous year.
Countries for the death penalty presented 7 amendments. This included two affirming the principle of the internal sovereignty of nations, that if approved would have weakened the political strength of the text. They were all denied by a widening majority with respect to last year.
In substance, the text (which is much more concise than the one in 2007) concentrated on the moratoria.
It also relaunched the previous year’s resolution, favourably saluting the decision of countries that put into practice the moratoria. Reminding the Assembly of the global trend towards the elimination of the death penalty, the text welcomes the relevant Report by the Secretary General. The definitive approval of the text by the General Assembly is scheduled for mid December, and the text establishes that the Assembly will return to discuss it within two years. (Sources: Ansa, HOC, 20/11/2008)

COUPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN IRAN
AFRICA'S HUMAN RIGHTS BODY TAKES A STANCE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
IRAN HANGS TWO FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
SEVEN HANGED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL
IRAN CONFIRMS STONING SENTENCE AGAINST ADULTERESS
IRAN SENTENCES THREE TO DEATH FOR MOSQUE BOMBING
DEATH PENALTY FOR 11 IN KARNATAKA CHURCH BLAST CASE
CHINA EXECUTES TWO CONVICTED OF SPYING
SAUDI, STATELESS ARAB BEHEADED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
USA: EXECUTION STAY FOR RONALD GRAY
PAKISTAN: SIX AWARDED DEATH SENTENCES IN SEPARATE CASES
IRAN HANGS 10 MURDERERS IN MASS EXECUTION
MAN EXECUTED IN NORTH CHINA FOR ANT-BREEDING SWINDLE
JAMAICAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO KEEP DEATH PENALTY
LEBANON: PUBLIC MUST WAIT FOR FULL ABOLITION PLAN
IRAN HANGS MAN FOR MURDER
TANZANIA: ABOLISHING DEATH PENALTY AMID ALBINO KILLINGS UNREALISTIC
THAILAND: TWO ISRAELI SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG OFFENCES
IRAN. THREE HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN. MAN HANGED IN PRISON FOR MURDER
ALGERIA. 300 TERRORISTS SENTENCED TO DEATH SINCE EARLY 2008
BURUNDI ABOLISHES DEATH PENALTY, OUTLAWS HOMOSEXUALS
IRAN HANGS MAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
USA. FIRST MILITARY EXECUTION SINCE 1961 SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH
CHINA. TWO OFFICIALS SENTENCED TO DEATH
SAUDI ARABIA. MAN BEHEADED FOR KILLING FAMILY
SAUDI ARABIA: TURKISH BARBER SPARED BEHEADING
MAN HANGED IN IRAN FOR ALLEGEDLY SPYING FOR ISRAEL
IRAN HANGS A MAN FOR MURDER
PNA. PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY

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