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    MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

    24.9.2007

    to wind up the debate on the statement by the Council
    pursuant to Rule 103(2) of the Rules of Procedure
    by André Brie, Luisa Morgantini, Vittorio Agnoletto and Willy Meyer Pleite
    on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
    on the EU Council's strategy for the adoption of a UNGA resolution on an international moratorium on capital punishment

    See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B6-0357/2007

    Процедура : 2007/2629(RSP)
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    B6‑0361/2007

    European Parliament resolution on the EU Council's strategy for the adoption of a UNGA resolution on an international moratorium on capital punishment

    The European Parliament,

    –  having regard to its resolutions of 1 February 2007[1] and 26 April 2007[2] on the initiative for a universal moratorium on the death penalty,

    –  having regard to the Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on the death penalty of 3 June 1998,

    –  having regard to the statement on abolition of the death penalty delivered on 19 December 2006 in the UN General Assembly by the EU Presidency, which was initially signed by 85 countries in all geographical groups,

    –  having regard to the statement read by the EU Presidency on behalf of the European Union during the fourth session of the UN Human Rights Council on 29 March 2007,

    –  having regard to the support for a moratorium publicly expressed by the Secretary-General of the UN during his recent visit to Rome,

    –  having regard to the establishment of a European Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October each year, as supported also by its Conference of Presidents on 12 July 2007,

    –  having regard to Article 2 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights,

    –  having regard to Protocol No 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights on the death penalty,

    –  having regard to Rule 103(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

    A.  whereas the call for a universal moratorium on the death penalty is a clear political decision to seek the abolition of the death penalty in all countries,

    B.  whereas its resolutions of 1 February 2007 and 26 April 2007 called on the EU Presidency to urgently submit a resolution to the current UN General Assembly and to keep Parliament informed of the results achieved; whereas at this stage no resolution has been submitted to the current UN General Assembly,

    C.  whereas the statement on the death penalty presented by the European Union in the UN General Assembly on 19 December 2006 has now gathered 95 signatures from countries in all geographical groups,

    1.  Reminds the EU Presidency and Members States that the main political content of the resolution must be the adoption of a world-wide moratorium as a crucial step towards the abolition of death penalty;

    2.  Calls on the EU Presidency and Member States to ask for the resolution on the moratorium to be placed on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly under the heading of 'human rights', in order to adopt it during its 62nd session; reiterates its call on the EU Presidency to do its utmost to involve the largest number of countries as co-authors of the resolution;

    3.  Calls on the EU Presidency to encourage those remaining countries which have not signed or ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to do so, and those Member States that have not signed Protocol No 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights on the death penalty to do so;

    4.  Reiterates its full support for EU institutions and Members States to declare, together with the Council of Europe, a European Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October each year;

    5.  Condemns the Polish Government for vetoing the holding of the first European Day against the Death Penalty, scheduled for 2007; stresses that this attitude is an open violation of the European Union's founding principles;

    6.  Calls on its President and Conference of Presidents to organise, on the occasion of 10 October 2007, which is a mini-session day, a political initiative against the death penalty world-wide and for the adoption of a resolution in the UNGA on an international moratorium on executions, in cooperation with the Council, the Commission and the Council of Europe;

    7.  Insists that the adoption of the moratorium on the death penalty should constitute one of the basic pillars of EU agreements with third countries, and not merely offer the possibility of refusing to apply a relevant agreement, such as the EU-US agreement on extradition signed on 25 June 2003;

    8.  Calls on the Council and the Commission to take every possible opportunity to support the establishment of regional pro-moratorium and abolitionist coalitions;

    9.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the EU Member States, the UN Secretary-General, the President of the UN General Assembly and the UN Member States.