United States - Pennsylvania - Moratorium on the death penalty

February 13, 2015

France welcomes the decision by the Pennsylvania authorities to establish a moratorium on executions pending availability of the report by a commission set up to examine the effectiveness of capital punishment.

While support is growing in the United States for a moratorium on executions, we encourage all authorities concerned to initiate a debate on the abolition of the death penalty.

France is consistently opposed to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances; it urges all states that still carry out this inhuman punishment to establish a moratorium with a view toward definitive abolition.

Last modified on 19/02/2015

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