World Day Against the Death Penalty

10 October 2016

The Australian Government reaffirms its opposition to capital punishment on World Day Against the Death Penalty.

The death penalty is a violation of the most fundamental human right, the right to life, and it constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment regardless of how it’s carried out. The imposition of the death penalty is rendered senseless as there is no credible evidence that it is an effective crime deterrent.

Media release: World Day Against the Death Penalty.

Last Updated: 10 October 2016