Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions was recommended by the Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/65 of May 24, 1989.  As per the resolution, governments of the member states shall prohibit by law all extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions and shall ensure that any such executions are recognized as offenses under their criminal laws, and are punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account the seriousness of such offenses.

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