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European and World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October 2023: Joint statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the High Representative, on behalf of the European Union

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On the occasion of the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe strongly reaffirm their unequivocal opposition to the death penalty, including any reintroduction of it, in all cases and in all circumstances.

The death penalty is an inhuman and degrading punishment, representing the ultimate denial of human dignity. It fails to act as a deterrent to crime and capital punishment makes miscarriages of justice irreversible.

Continue reading the statement here:

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2023/10/09/european-and-world-day-against-the-death-penalty-10-october-2023-joint-statement-by-the-secretary-general-of-the-council-of-europe-and-the-high-representative-on-behalf-of-the-european-union/