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Asia Votes for the Death Penalty
By Amnesty International, 4 April 1997. Asian countries formed a majority of those voting against a United Nations Human Rights Commission resolution calling on all states to consider suspending executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. Increasing number of dealth peanalties and trials in death penalty cases which fall far below international standards.
Universal Abolition of the Death Penalty
Strasbourg, June 12, 1997. The European Parliament asks the Council and member states to promote the establishment of a moratorium and to muster support for abolition in the new treaty within the United Nations.
The Death Penalty (Re. Tim McVeigh etc.)
Harel Barzilai, 19 June 1997. A set of brief quotations.
Death penalty: Failures of 3 Main Arguments
By “Hume”, 22 June 1997. A brief discussion of the rationalizations for the death penalty.
Europeans Lose UN Battle to Abolish Death Penalty
By Thalif Deen, InterPress Service, 2 December 1999. The European Union (EU), bowing to strong opposition from most Third World nations, temporarily has abandoned a proposal calling for a worldwide moratorium on capital punishment and its eventual abolition. The United States also opposed the EU proposal.
Worldwide executions doubled in 2001
International Secretariat of Amnesty International, press release, 9 April 2002. During 2001 over 3,048 people were executed in 31 countries, which is more than twice the total of 1,457 executions recorded in 2000. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights will hopefully reiterate its call for an immediate worldwide moratorium on executions and urge states to respect international standards, including the ban on executing child offenders.