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Moving away from the Death Penalty: National Leadership
25 Sep 2014 -  Member States representing a variety of legal systems, traditions, cultures and religious backgrounds have taken a position in favour of abolition of the death penalty. Some States that opposed the abolition of the death penalty in the recent past have moved to abolish it; others have imposed a moratorium on its use
Currently, more than 160 Members States of the United Nations have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it.
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