16-05-2022 13:45
Next steps towards universal abolition of the death penalty

SPINELLI 3G2
Human rights Human rights
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The aim of the hearing is to engage in a debate with policy-makers and scholars on progress and challenges towards the universal abolition of the death penalty and to discuss how to strengthen strategies and international cooperation to this end. There is a clear overall trend on the declining use of the death penalty worldwide. However, large-scale executions and the resumptions of the application of the death penalty in certain countries are of great concern.

The EU pursues universal abolition of the death penalty in the world as a matter of utmost priority in its human rights foreign policy. The European Parliament is at the forefront of EU actions promoting and supporting the abolitionism, publicly raising its opposition to the use of death penalty in individual cases and using its influence with governments and parliaments worldwide through parliamentary diplomacy.