The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) met in Geneva on 22 and 23 March 2012 in order to discuss strategies on abolition of the death penalty..
ICDP welcomed the announcement that Mongolia has ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR. ICDP condemned the recent executions in Belarus of Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov. ICDP welcomes the progress on liberty and human rights in the Arab Spring countries. The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights and therefore ICDP asks Arab Spring States to abolish the death penalty without delay.
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