DocumentBriefing Paper: Abolition of Death Penalty: 2nd Optional Protocol to the ICCPR & Cambodia Briefing Paper
With the inclusion of the prohibition of the death penalty in the 1993 Constitution, the Kingdom of Cambodia basically restituted the legal situation that existed in April 1989, when the government of the State of Cambodia banned capital punishment at the constitutional level.
Beyond domestic abolition, successive coalition governments since 1993 failed to demonstrate genuine commitment toward further ensuring the permanent prohibition of capital punishment in Cambodia by acceding to Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. For more than a decade now, Cambodia has been firmly enlisted in the camp of the more than 30 abolitionist none-State Parties to the Second Optional Protocol.
Released in January 2007 (permalink)
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