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UN vote boosts support for a global moratorium on the death penalty

Headline Title:  UN vote boosts support for a global moratorium on the death penalty 21 November 2014  The vast majority of the world’s countries today threw their weight behind a UN General Assembly resolution to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty globally, Amnesty International said. 114 of the UN’s 193 member states today voted in favour of the resolution which will go before the General Assembly Plenary for final adoption in December. “Today’s vote confirms that more and more countries around the world are coming around…

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