European Day against the Death Penalty

European Day against the Death Penalty
  • Start date : 10/10/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 10/10/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Across Europe

Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens rights

The European Union is opposed to the use of capital punishment in all cases and under any circumstances. Its universal abolition is one of the key objectives of EU human rights policy.


The European Union regularly reaffirms its opposition to the death penalty and uses the various diplomatic tools at its disposal – including statements, demarches and Human Rights Dialogues with its partners – to advance the cause of worldwide abolition.