Key international standards and norms relating to the use of the death penalty
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty, UN ECOSOC resolution 1984/50
UN GA resolution 62/149 (18 December 2007), UN GA resolution 63/168 (18 December 2008), UN GA resolution 65/206 (21 December 2010), UN GA resolution 67/176 (20 December 2012)
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty, Report of the UN Secretary General to the General Assembly, 3 August 2012, UN Document A/67/226
Question of the death penalty, Report of the UN Secretary General to the Human Rights Council, 2 July 2012, UN Document A/HRC/21/29
UN Secretary General’s Quinquennium Report on Capital punishment and implementation of the safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty: 2004-2008, 18 December 2009, UN Document E/2010/10
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, to the UN General Assembly, 9 August 2012, UN Document A/67/275
Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Méndez, to the UN General Assembly, 9 August 2012, UN Document A/67/279
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