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Second Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty
New York, 1989
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Objectives

  The objective of this Protocol is the abolition of the death penalty.

Key Provisions

  One of the most important provisions of the Second Optional Protocol is that reservations about abolishing the death penalty are not allowed, except for those concerning the death penalty for most military crimes committed during wartime.

  Countries are asked to describe steps they have taken to put this Protocol into effect, in their reports to the Human Rights Committee.

  As with the first Optional Protocol, the Second Optional Protocol gives countries that are parties to the Covenant the option of recognizing the Human Rights Committee as qualified to receive and examine communication from individual people about issues related to the provisions of the Protocol.


The "International Bill of Human Rights"

1. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

3. Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

4. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty

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