Death penalty: joint declaration by EU and Council of Europe

Today, 10 October, is the European and World Day against the Death Penalty…

The EU and the Council of Europe have issued the following joint declaration:

“Today, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It is inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven significant deterrent effect, and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal. Continue reading