UN's Third Commission passes resolution condemning capital punishment
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Yesterday, the United Nations 's Third Commission passed resolution L29 against ; the project was presented by New Zealand and Brazil, and was defended vigorously by Italy. With 99 votes in favor, 52 against and 33 abstentions, the necessary majority was met, needed in order to pass the resolution.
Italy had proposed a resolution against capital punishments several times – in 1994, 1999, and in 2003 – but had been denied in all cases., Italian Minister of State and Vicepresident of the Council, did not hold and expressed his content towards the result:
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