Saturday 23 March 2019

Benin’s National Assembly Gives Green Light for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Benin’s National Assembly voted in favour of ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Once the bill of ratification is deposited, Benin will become the 74th state worldwide to join the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which prohibits the death penalty.

Read the statement by the ICDP congratulating Benin’s National Assembly on their decision to vote in favour of the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR.

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