Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, was adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly on December 15, 1989.  The protocol was presented by the states under the belief that abolition of the death penalty contributes to enhancement of human dignity and progressive development of human rights.  The protocol recalled article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on December 10, 1948, and article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16, 1966.  Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights refers to abolition of the death penalty in terms that strongly suggest that abolition is desirable.

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty


Inside Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty