death penalty

At event on abolishing death penalty, Ban stresses need to respect rights of victims’ families

As momentum continues to build towards abolishing the death penalty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to ensure that the rights of victims and their families are respected as part of efforts to ensure a life of dignity for all.

UN rights experts applaud steps by China and India to reduce, abolish death penalty

Two independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed today the recommendation to abolish the death penalty by India, as well as the decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to the death penalty by the Chinese authorities.

UN human rights expert condemns executions of 10 people in Chad after swift trial

An independent United Nations human rights expert has condemned the recent executions of 10 people in Chad who were suspected of being members of the terrorist group Boko Haram following a swift process that may not have met international standards.