Donations to the Community of Sant'Egidio are tax deductible
under current regulations

Also this year it can target the 5x1000 to the Community of Sant'Egidio
Write the number 80191770587 in the tax return

Andrea Riccardi: on the web

Andrea Riccardi: on social networks

Andrea Riccardi: press review

change language
you are in: no death penalty - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support The Community

 
November 26 2014

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Marco Impagliazzo: "Great satisfaction for the UN vote against the death penalty"

The number of abolitionist countries increases - Success of the campaign of Sant'Egidio, there are more and more "Cities for Life" in Italy and around the world

 
printable version

“I greet with great satisfaction the new step forward, which I hope decisive, towards the abolition of the death penalty, made by the United Nations. 114 out of 193 states represented in the Third Committee voted in favour of the proposal for a universal moratorium presented by 94 Member States including ringside Italy. Abstentions increase and I hope that the strong abolitionist push registered in Commission convinces the countries that still retain the death penalty in their laws to change their opinion when the General Assembly votes on the resolution in December”. So the President of the Community of Sant'Egidio Marco Impagliazzo commented on the outcome of the UN night vote, the fifth in twenty years, which has given further impetus to the international campaign of the Community of Sant'Egidio for a more humane justice.

Impagliazzo emphasizes the positive news of the vote: the countries that adhere to the moratorium for the first time, Eritrea, Fiji and Suriname; in seven years, from 2007 to present day, votes against were down 30%, from 52 to 36; the adhesion of African and Asian countries “is also the result of a sustained effort to raise awareness on the issues of respect for the rights and humanity of the penalty that the Community of Sant'Egidio has led for years. Today, with more decision, we can say that there is no justice without life”. 

RELATED NEWS
November 2 2017
article by Andrea Riccardi

Death Penalty: Horror or Injustice


(Famiglia cristiana) translated in English
October 27 2017
UNITED STATES
From SOUTHERN CROSS - CATHOLIC PASTORAL CENTER

Three bishops reiterate their opposition to the death penalty following resolution of court case


Barbara D. King is the Director of Communications for the diocese of Savannah
October 27 2017
GUATEMALA

Guatemala high court abolishes death penalty in civil cases

October 18 2017

Back from Death Row: Working to End Capital Punishment

October 16 2017
UNITED STATES

U.N. Secretary-General, European Union Ambassador Call for Abolition of “Barbaric” Death Penalty

October 12 2017
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis calls for end to death penalty: '' it's against the Gospel''


"because it is voluntarily decided to suppress a human life that is always holy in the eyes of the Creator"
all related news

ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 28 2016
AP

High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue
November 12 2016
Internazionale

Si rafforza la pena di morte negli Stati Uniti
November 11 2016

Al liceo classico “Socrate” di Bari, conferenza “Non c’è giustizia senza vita”
October 24 2016
New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
June 4 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
all press-related

VIDEO PHOTOS
53
Video promo Cities for Life 2015
3:22

81 visits

239 visits

54 visits

63 visits

71 visits
all the related media