UN Secretary-General Report, June 2012 – May 2013

This report contains information on the question of the death penalty and reports that the international community as a whole is moving towards the abolition of the death penalty in law or in practice.

The countries from Asia Pacific cited in this report are: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Thailand.

The UN Secretary-General concludes that “there is an also urgent need to examine the effects of the capital punishment system in its entirety, including the social, economic and psychological impact on the children of those executed or under death sentence.” The report will be presented at the September session of the Human Rights Council.

Link: http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?Open&DS=A/HRC/24/18&Lang=E

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