Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A global moratorium on the death penalty

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution calling for a global moratorium on the death penalty. The resolution is non-binding, but it is a strong statement from the international community on human rights, and it should hopefully see a few more countries halting executions.

Naturally, the US clubbed together with its usual allies on human rights issues - China and Iran - and voted against.