PRESS RELEASE 058
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation welcomes the Members of the International Commission against the Death Penalty
29/05/2018

​This morning, the minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, welcomed the nine members of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, who are holding their General Assembly in Madrid.


The Commission is an initiative from the Spanish government and was created in 2010 in Madrid; Spain is its main contributor. With this endeavour, Spain's decided commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty is evident, considering it to be inhumane and to not have a deterrent effect on crime.


In the meeting, the members of the Commission expressed their satisfaction towards Spain's role, not just with regards founding the Commission, but also with the continued support it has provided with the aim of achieving the abolition of the death penalty. Minster Dastis conveyed his interest in the ongoing initiatives and he reiterated Spain's support of the Commission.


Likewise, Alfonso Dastis recalled that from 2018-2021 Spain is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. This poses a great opportunity for collaboration with the Commission in work that will help the cause for abolition. He also highlighted that fighting against the death penalty is one of the priorities of Spain's mandate of the Human Rights Council.


Alfonso Dastis also wanted to emphasise Spain's pioneering role with regards attending to victims and he stated that Spain is willing to collaborate with the Commission to transmit and demonstrate to the States that still have the death penalty that it does not serve to help the victims of the crimes in any way.


Finally, the members of the Commission presented minister Dastis with the publication "“How States abolish the Death Penalty”, which gathers accurate and historical data about the death penalty, and also benefited from the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation himself.

 

 

-NON OFFICIAL TRANSLATION-

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 21 Feb @SpainMFA * The Government of #Spain expresses its condolences and solidarity to the families of the 67 people who lost their l… https://t.co/e5lbjFyqeC
  • 21 Feb @SpainMFA * Minister @JosepBorrellF held a meeting with @JMVivancoHRW, Executive Director of @hrw Americas Division, to address… https://t.co/VvA11zth1y
  • 21 Feb @SpainMFA * Today is International #MotherLanguageDay! 2019 has also been declared by the @UN as the Int. Year of… https://t.co/J4DFy7r7zV
  • 20 Feb @SpainMFA * RT @MichelBarnier: EU27 consultations. Today in #Madrid for constructive meetings with President @sanchezcastejon MFA @JosepBorrellF & SoS…
  • 20 Feb @SpainMFA * 🇪🇺Minister @JosepBorrellF welcomed #EU #Brexit Chief Negotiator ⁦@MichelBarnier⁩ yesterday in #Madrid and reiterate… https://t.co/yJPVE5oIEV
  • 20 Feb @SpainMFA * 🇮🇳🇪🇸 Minister @JosepBorrellF held a meeting with the External Affairs Minister of #India @SushmaSwaraj, to whom he… https://t.co/gAg7SEmbhO
  • 18 Feb @SpainMFA * RT @AngelLosadaEU: Je condamne fermement le meurtre du Père Antonio Cesar Fernandez et des douaniers burkinabés. Mes condoléances à la cong…
  • 18 Feb @SpainMFA * 🇧🇫 The Spanish Government condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the murder of the Spanish Salesian priest Anto… https://t.co/coCYkHskH3
  • 18 Feb @SpainMFA * #Spain's FM @JosepBorrellF is in #Brussels today to take part in the Foreign Affairs Council (#FAC) to address issu… https://t.co/cGbtOREDcb
  • 18 Feb @SpainMFA * RT @UN_OCT: During their high-level visit to #Spain, @UN_OCT Voronkov & @UN_CTED Coninsx delivered a lecture @esc_espana about the multilat…
  • 16 Feb @SpainMFA * #MSC2019: @JosepBorrellF participates in the #Munich Security Conference, a key forum on international security tha… https://t.co/QYtTYn5pCt
  • 15 Feb @SpainMFA * #Spain offers ongoing support to the efforts taken by the @UN_OCT in their pursuit towards world peace and stabilit… https://t.co/09VyMZk7m2
  • 15 Feb @SpainMFA * USG @UN_OCT Voronkov also took a working lunch with #Spain's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs @SEAEXValenzuela,… https://t.co/zCuGGw2ick
  • 15 Feb @SpainMFA * Minister @JosepBorrellF and USG @UN_OCT Voronkov held a meeting in which they addressed the importance of the role… https://t.co/zt2qOClOCb
  • 15 Feb @SpainMFA * USG @UN_OCT Vladimir Voronkov, #CTC Chair Amb. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra and ASG & ED @UN_CTED Michèle Coninsx have under… https://t.co/qaqyuEpMIx

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • YOUTUBE
  • FLICKR
  • Instagram
  • Twitter SpainMFA
  • BLOGS
  • ATLAS DE REDES SOCIALES
  • PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA
  • TRANSPARENCIA
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016