Australian Lawyers For Human Rights (ALHR) has spoken out about the need for the death penalty to be abolished worldwide with respect to the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty.

October 16, 2015

ALHR recently lodged a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade regarding Australia’s international advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. 

“ALHR strongly opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle,” ALHR Qld Convenor Benedict Coyne said.  The World Day Against the Death Penalty was established to combat the primitive practice of capital punishment, and for its 13th year the group has put an emphasis on raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for drug-related offences.