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November 14 2018 | NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) Approves Death Penalty Moratorium

Approved as amended by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 36 against, with 30 abstentions

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Approved by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 36 against, with 30 abstentions, the draft would have the Assembly call on all States to respect international standards on the rights of those facing the death penalty — in particular the minimum standards set out in the annex to Economic and Social Council resolution 1984/50 — and ensure that the death penalty is not applied on the basis of discriminatory laws or as a result of discriminatory or arbitrary application of the law.

  • Approved the risolution   (in brackets the votes in the commission and assembly 2016) 
    123 in Favour (115 - 117)
    36    Against  (38 - 40)
    30    Abstention (31 - 31)
    4      Absent (9 - 5)
changes compared to 2016:


Paese 2018 (Committee) 2016 (Ass)
Antigua and Barbuda Abstention Against
Bahrain Against Abstention
Burundi Absent Against
Congo Absent Favour
Democratic Republic of the Congo Favour Absent
Dominica Favour Against
Equatorial Guinea Favour Abstention
Gambia Favour Absent
Malaysia Favour Against
Mauritius Favour Absent
Rwanda Favour Absent
Seychelles Favour Abstention
South Sudan Absent Against
Suriname Abstention Favour
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