Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway intensifies efforts to combat the death penalty

Benin and Madagascar have recently joined the cause. Mongolia too. The fight against the death penalty is gradually gaining ground. Our efforts are paying off. However, opposition remains strong. That is why we are now stepping up the fight and have produced new guidelines setting out what the Foreign Service can do to promote abolition of the death penalty.  

 

The electric chair - incompatible with the principles of human treatment.

The fight against the death penalty is one of the priority areas of Norway's human rights policy. Norway opposes the death penalty in all circumstances. Our ultimate aim is global abolition of the death penalty. In our efforts towards achieving this goal, we also work actively to encourage countries to restrict the use of the death penalty. 

The death penalty is incompatible with the principles of human dignity and humane treatment. Killing sanctioned by the state has a brutalising and dehumanising effect on any society. There is no conclusive evidence that the death penalty has a deterrent effect, and we know that in a number of cases innocent people have been executed. Such miscarriages of justice are irreversible. 

Our anti-death penalty efforts are carried out through intergovernmental and regional organisations as well as directly in individual countries. The new guidelines are primarily intended to provide practical guidance for local anti-death penalty efforts but are also intended as a basis for our work in the UN and in regional forums. The guidelines also have relevance for our human rights dialogues and political discussions with certain countries. To ensure that our efforts are as effective as possible and have maximum impact in the countries concerned, the approach taken must always be adapted to the local circumstances. 

The purpose of the guidelines is to help us to systematise and strengthen the efforts of the Foreign Service to promote the abolition of the death penalty, both at the general political level and in individual cases. The guidelines are available in several languages to ensure that they reach a broad audience.

 

Related news

Latest news

DNV GL develops offshore safety guidance for Greek Regulator

The offshore major hazards guidance was presented..

Visit at Fiskaa from the Chinese ambassador to Norway

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China,

New emission rules 2020 - the reliable way to prove compliance

Reducing ship emissions is a top priority for IMO

United Technologies Opens State-of-the-Art Innovation Center, Announces Plan to Create 100 Additional Jobs

Employees working in the building today-

US Army Corps’ first F-10000 Davit

With space onboard Yaquina for davit operations limited, 

Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association’s strategy for the future

Commenting on the publication of the 2017 Annual Review, 

DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper

For newbuilding vessels,

MINSHIP Shipmanagement boosts digitalization with DNV GL

MINSHIP is optimizing processes as they are managing a growing fleet. 

The fully electric Future of The Fjords has been launched

The new build is 42m long,