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UPR31: Statement by Denmark. UPR of Central African Republic, 9 November 2018.

Universal Periodic Review, 31st session
Human Rights Council

UPR of Central African Republic, 9 November 2018
Intervention by Denmark

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Mr. President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation of the Central African Republic and thanks it for its presentation today.

Denmark considers the use of the death penalty to be a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and a violation of the right to life. Possible miscarriage of justice is inevitable in any legal system and Denmark strongly opposes the use of this irreversible punishment under all circumstances.

Denmark recommends the Government to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.

I thank you.