death penalty

UN rights experts alarmed at resumption of death penalty by States for terrorist acts

As Pakistan lifted a six-year moratorium on use of the death penalty following the recent terrorist attack in Peshawar, United Nations human rights experts today warned against rescinding such suspensions and stressed the risks of overusing capital punishment for terrorist acts.

UN rights chief urges return to moratorium as executions resume in Pakistan, Jordan

The top United Nations official on human rights issues voiced “deep regret” today over the resumption of executions in Pakistan and Jordan at a time when the international community is increasingly turning away from the use of the death penalty.