Comunità di Sant’Egidio: Mongolia has removed the death penalty

On January 5, 2012, the Parliament of Mongolia has approved the adoption of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The accession to the Treaty solemnly commits the country before the United Nations and the international community not to make any more use of the death penalty and to take all necessary measures for its abolition in the court system. The Community of Sant’Egidio welcomed the news with great satisfaction and enthusiasm, after having worked together and accompanied step by step the path opened by the President of the Republic Tsakhia Elbegdorj exactly two years ago towards the abolition of capital punishment, with his unilateral decision to declare a moratorium on executions and sentences. To read the full article, click hereMongolia has removed the death penalty

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