Declaration of the Committee of Ministers
on the abolition of the death penalty in Maryland (United States of America)
(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 May 2013
at the 1170th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)
The Committee of Ministers congratulates the State of Maryland on its recent decision passing legislation abolishing the death penalty.
The Committee of Ministers encourages other US States to follow the positive example of the State of Maryland and to reinforce the growing trend in international law and national practices towards the abolition of the death penalty.