Politico Europe reports:
France is to use its upcoming presidency of the Council of the EU to launch a global campaign to abolish the death penalty, President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday.
In a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France, Macron said Paris would host a summit in 2022 to press for an end to capital punishment worldwide.
France, which takes the helm of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2022, is also set to work with other EU capitals on a United Nations resolution requiring countries to report death penalty figures annually, Macron said.
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— FRANCE 24 – Breaking (@BreakingF24) October 9, 2021
There are 106 countries where the death penalty has been eliminated.
The United States isn’t one of them and the federal government has just announced five more executions.
The death penalty should be abolished in the United States. pic.twitter.com/JhdEtC5aaH
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) August 2, 2019