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


HRC 52 – EU Intervention: Biannual High-Level Panel on the Question of the Death Penalty Human Rights Violations Related to the Use of the Death Penalty, in Particular with Respect to Limiting The Death Penalty to the Most Serious Crimes
  (28 Feb 2023)

High Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on States that Have Not Yet Done So to Establish Moratoriums on the Death Penalty and Work Towards Its Abolition  (28 Feb 2023)

IRFBA Specific to the Death Penalty  (7 Nov 2022)

Statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States - Under Agenda Item 68 – Human rights, by Ms. Christina Kokkinakis, Deputy Managing Director, Values and Multilateral Relations,European Union External Action Service  (19 Oct 2022)

United Nations Human Rights Council - 51st Session - Item 2 - General Debate on oral update of the High Commissioner, Statement of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Delivered by H.E. Paul Bekkers, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  (13 Sept 2022)

This World Day Against Death Penalty: We Call on OIC States with the Death Penalty for Apostasy or Blasphemy to Repeal Them. Statement from a number of different organizations.  (8 Oct 2021)

United Nations Human Rights Council 46th session - Joint statement led by Australia on the death penalty as a punishment for blasphemy and apostasy.  (9 Mar 2021)

Statement on Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws - Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom  (18 July 2019)

 

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has noted how where domestic laws provide for the death penalty for apostasy or blasphemy, “it is more likely that the existence of such laws will encourage vigilante mobs or zealots to murder those alleged to have violated those laws.” The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has noted how where domestic laws provide for the death penalty for apostasy or blasphemy, “it is more likely that the existence of such laws will encourage vigilante mobs or zealots to murder those alleged to have violated those laws.”[3]  (5 Mar 2019)

[3] UN Human Rights Council, Freedom of Religion or Belief*, ** Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, A/HRC/40/58, para. 59

 
Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Statement on Blasphemy/Apostasy Laws, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor  (26 July 2018)

 

Al-Azhar: To Leave Islam Is ‘Treason’.   (22 Jun 2016)

 

Addressing Assembly, UN Expert Urges States to Do More to Protect the Right of Religious Conversion.   (25 Oct 2012)

 

 

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