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Abolition of capital punishment

Resolution 727 (1980)

Parliamentary Assembly
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).

The Assembly,

1. Considering that capital punishment is inhuman,
2. Appeals to the parliaments of those member states of the Council of Europe which have retained capital punishment for crimes committed in times of peace, to abolish it from their penal systems.