Madagascar abolishing death penalty

Madagascar death penalty abolished


On the 10th of December, World Human Rights Day, the National Assembly of Madagascar adopted a bill that abolishes the death penalty for all crimes. Madagascar is now officially the 18th AU member state to have abolished the death penalty. This decision comes two months after a successful October 10th workshop in the capital organised by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the support of ACAT Madagascar, FIACAT and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, which brought together a wide array of activists, Malagasy government officials and representatives of UN agencies to discuss the death penalty in Madagascar.

Picture taken from:, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty