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European Convention on Human Rights - Abolition of capital punishment

Recommendation 891 (1980)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 22 April 1980 (2nd and 3rd Sittings) (see Doc. 4509, report of the Legal Affairs Committee). Text adopted by the Assembly on 22 April 1980 (3rd Sitting).
Thesaurus

The Assembly,

1. Referring to its Resolution 727 (1980) on the abolition of capital punishment ;
2. Considering that Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights recognises everyone's right to life, but provides that a person may be deprived of his life intentionally in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law,
3. Recommends that the Committee of Ministers amend Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights to bring it into line with Assembly Resolution 727(1980).