total opposition to the death penalty
under all circumstances
in all countries.
By 1985, the death penalty had been abolished
Australia is opposed to the death penalty. In 1990, Australia
ratified the anti-death penalty treaty called the Second
Optional Protocol. In 2007, Australia joined with the
majoirty of the world's countries at the United Nations'
General Assembly to vote for a global
moratorium on the death penalty.
However, the Australian States can still re-introduce
the death penalty and CCL is working
hard to ensure that the death penalty will not be reintroduced
by the States. If you want
to help, click here to find out what
you can do to help.
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