Macron will use the EU presidency to abolish the death penalty worldwide
French President Emmanuel Macron plans to use France's six-month EU presidency next year to push for an end to the death penalty
Macron in a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France said Paris would host a summit in 2022 to push for an end to the death penalty worldwide.
"As part of the French presidency of the European Union, we will organize ... a summit in Paris at the highest level, bringing together civil society from countries still serving the death penalty ... in order to convince their leaders for the importance and urgency of removing it. "
France, which takes over the rotating presidency of the European Council in the first half of 2022, will also work with other EU countries on a United Nations resolution requiring countries to report figures. the death penalty each year, Macron said.
The French president noted that 106 states have so far completely abolished the death penalty, but 483 executions were carried out by 33 political regimes in 2020, noting that the figure was was
The death penalty is still in force in the United States in China and India.