(ANSA) – ROME, OCTOBER 10 – “The Day Against the Death Penalty, which is celebrated in Europe and around the world on October 10, is an opportunity to reiterate Italy’s unconditional opposition to capital punishment: a cruel punishment , inhuman and degrading, which denies human dignity and allows no remedy in the event of judicial error. This is a consolidated priority of our country’s foreign policy, always at the forefront of the international campaign for the universal moratorium on executions, a necessary step in view of global abolition “. The Farnesina writes this in a note.
“World Day is this year dedicated to women, who suffer discrimination also on this front. To deepen the debate and share experiences on the gender dimension of the death penalty, in September 2020 – in view of the vote on the latest resolution (biennial ) for the moratorium – we organized a high-level event on the sidelines of the ministerial week of the United Nations General Assembly “, the statement goes.
“In view of the negotiations for the 9th resolution on the universal moratorium on the death penalty, which will be presented in the Third Commission of the General Assembly in 2022, we will continue to work in close synergy with civil society organizations to coordinate awareness-raising activities in various geographic areas. The goal – continues the Farnesina – is to consolidate and possibly exceed the record result obtained in 2020, when 123 states out of 193 United Nations members voted in favor “.
“In line with this commitment – concludes the note -, during the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has just ended (HRC48, 13 September – 8 October), we actively supported the adoption of the resolution against the death penalty, dedicated to issue of the consequences of the lack of transparency in the application of the death penalty “. (HANDLE).
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