Macron to use EU presidency to push for worldwide end of death penalty

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France is to use its upcoming presidency of the Council of the EU to launch a worldwide campaign to abolish the dying penalty, President Emmanuel Macron stated Saturday.

In a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the dying penalty in France, Macron stated Paris would host a summit in 2022 to press for an finish to capital punishment worldwide.

“As a part of the French presidency of the European Union, we'll manage … a meeting in Paris at the highest degree, bringing together civil societies from nations that also apply the demise penalty … as a way to convince their leaders of the importance and urgency of abolishing it.”

France, which takes the helm of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2022, can also be set to work with other EU capitals on a United Nations decision requiring nations to report dying penalty figures annually, Macron stated.

The French president famous that 106 nations have thus far utterly abolished the dying penalty, but that 483 executions have been carried out by 33 political regimes in 2020, noting that the figure was “definitely an underestimated number.”

The dying penalty continues to be in place in america, as well as China and India.

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