Press release - 167(2009)

Italy ratifies Protocol abolishing the death penalty in all circumstances

Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Strasbourg, 03.03.2009 – “Italy has today ratified Protocol 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights. This Protocol bans the death penalty in all circumstances, and Italy is the 41st European country to take this important step which consolidates the death penalty-free zone throughout Europe.”

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
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