Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons references to UK objections to the death penalty were omitted from his Department's policy paper, UN Human Rights Council: United Kingdom 2017-2019.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

Our UN pledges reflect our enduring commitment to promoting universal human rights which includes work to abolish the death penalty. The position of this Government is clear: We oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and we continue to call on all states to abolish it.

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