Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, April 10, 2014)

 

Abolition of the death penalty – Ratification of the Optional Protocol by Gabon and El Salvador

France welcomes the ratification of the UN Protocol on the abolition of the death penalty by Gabon and El Salvador.

Eighty states are now party to this Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.

France renews its appeal for the universal ratification of this protocol. It reaffirms its resolute and constant commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.