CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS A VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

 

死刑是對兒童權利的侵犯

發布於: 20091120 

世界反死刑聯盟新聞稿 

在世界上有4個國家仍然處決青少年犯,世界反死刑聯盟在20091010日的第七屆世界反死刑日提出了這個可怕的侵犯人權問題。今年的世界反死刑日獻給廢除死刑的教學(Teaching Abolition),這項運動因為有多數動員和廣泛的媒體報導受到矚目,獲得巨大迴響。 

為慶祝兒童權利公約滿20週年,世界反死刑聯盟提出呼籲,要求伊朗、沙烏地阿拉伯、蘇丹和葉門,停止處決青少年犯。

 

這次的『停止處決青少年』連署行動一共收集了90,708個,來自世界各地30個國家的連署。 

世界反死刑聯盟的代表團,將在1120日前往這4個國家位在巴黎的使館送出這些連署書,如果這些外交機構拒絕接受,連署書將被會送到伊朗、沙烏地阿拉伯、蘇丹和葉門政府。 

今日,已經139個國家在法律或者實際上廢除了死刑。然而,有58個國家依然維持這種殘忍、不人道、有辱人格且無用的處罰,並且有25個國家每年仍然執行死刑。 

聯絡人:

       Jessica Corredor                               Aurélie Plaçais

jcorredor@abolition.fr                        aplacais@abolition.fr 

 

 

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS A VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 20 November 2009 

World Coalition Against the Death Penalty Press Release

 

Four countries in the world are still executing juvenile offenders. This is the terrible human rights violation addressed by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the 7th World Day against the Death Penalty, celebrated on 10 October 2009. This year’s World Day was dedicated to Teaching Abolition. The campaign was a resounding success marked by a major mobilization and wide media coverage. 

 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the World Coalition issued a call for Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen, to stop executions of juvenile offenders. 

90708 petitions to “End Juvenile Executions” were gathered, from 30 countries all over the world.

A delegation from the World Coalition will go on 20 November to the embassies of the four countries in Paris to present the petitions. If the diplomatic authorities deny an audience, he signed petitions will be sent to the Iranian, Saudi, Sudanese and Yemeni heads of governments. 

Today 139 States have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. Nevertheless, 58 countries maintain this cruel, inhuman, degrading and useless punishment and 25 still execute every year. 

 

Contact:

Jessica Corredor                               Aurélie Plaçais

jcorredor@abolition.fr                        aplacais@abolition.fr

+ 33 1 57 63 09 37             +33 1 80 87 70 43                          

 

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty 

Created in Rome in 2002, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty brings together 99 bar associations, trade unions, local governments and non-governmental organizations. In 2003, The WCADP has established the World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. This event is followed all aver the world and especially in countries that continue to use the death penalty. It is now also officially the European Day against Death Penalty.