A Monegasque delegation is taking part, from 27th February to 1st March, in the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels.

This international meeting, organised by the NGO “Together Against the Death Penalty”, in partnership with the “World Coalition Against the Death Penalty”, brings together during 3 days representatives of multilateral organisations, governments, experts and actors in civil society around the question of universal abolition of the death penalty.

Exchanges and discussions will take stock of the progress made and the challenges facing the abolitionist movement, recall the stakes of abolition and accompany this process.

In 2013, Monaco signed with a large number of states the “Common Call for the Abolition of the Death Penalty” and also supported the organisation of World Congresses.

The Principality is also a member of the Core Group, a support group for international mobilisation for the universal abolition of the death penalty.

In her speech, Mrs. Thevenoux recalled Monaco’s determined commitment to join the abolitionist movement with regard to the Principality’s resolute involvement in the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Monaco joins international initiatives in the direction of the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances and around the world and, in particular, co-sponsoring, since 2007, the biennial resolutions of the United Nations calling for a universal moratorium on the death penalty.

The death penalty was abolished in Monaco by the Constitution of 17 December 1962. It was then no longer applied there for a long time.