Sol, 18 November (IANS). South Korea first voted in favor of the UN resolution, which is about repealing the death penalty provision. The Ministry of Justice gave this information on Wednesday.
According to the news agency Yonhap, its proposal, the third United Nations committee that oversees humanitarian issues, expresses concern about the continuation of the death penalty and seeks to gradually limit its implementation, In addition, with the ban on it, it finally announced its intention to eradicate it.
The U.N. adopted similar resolutions seven times between 2007 and 2018, but South Korea kept a distance from it each time due to clear concerns about the potential abolition of the death penalty.
The ministry said that South Korea voted in favor of the proposal this year, as the country has been recognized by the international community and effectively abolished the death penalty.
South Korea last sentenced on December 30, 1997.
VAV / SGK