Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Donation Topbar

January 7 2012 | MONGOLIA

Press Release: Mongolia has removed the death penalty

Two years of collaboration between Sant'Egidio and the Presidency of the Republic of Mongolia have allowed this extraordinary result

printable version

On January 5, 2012, the Parliament of Mongolia has approved the adoption of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The accession to the Treaty solemnly commits the country before the United Nations and the international community not to make any more use of the death penalty and to take all necessary measures for its abolition in the court system.
The Community of Sant'Egidio welcomed the news with great satisfaction and enthusiasm, after having worked together and accompanied step by step the path opened by the President of the Republic Tsakhia Elbegdorj exactly two years ago towards the abolition of capital punishment, with his unilateral decision to declare a moratorium on executions and sentences.
In fact it was January 14, 2010 when the Head of State announced surprisingly with great courage before Parliament his will to free Mongolia from capital punishment as soon as possible.
The Community of Sant'Egidio is already active in the area and in close collaboration with the initiative of President Tsakhia Elbegdorj has linked the Mongolian Parliamentary institutional and difficult battle with the international community by implementing synergies.
In February 2010, Mongolia took part in the Fourth World Congress against the Death Penalty in Geneva and in the following May, during the fifth Conference of Ministers of Justice in Rome, that the Community of Sant'Egidio organizes every year, the participation of a representative of the Mongolian government established a close collaboration between Sant'Egidio and the presidential entourage and practical support to the project of Tsakhia Elbegdorj.
The visit of a delegation of the Community in Ulaan Baatar in September 2010 has been instrumental in the development of a detailed approach in the medium term, consisting of political and cultural initiatives - growth of the parliamentary  consensus, assemblies in schools and universities, mass media campaigns on press and television, collection of signatures, adhesion of the capital to the international day "Cities for Life" on November 30 - all this with the involvement of the European Union.
This full-range mobilization allowed in time to overcome the harder obstacle to abolitionist project of President Elbegdorj: Members of the opposition of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, the majority in Parliament, who were determined to keep capital punishment into the state.
On 21 November 2010, the first extraordinary result: the vote of Mongolia in favor of the resolution for a universal moratorium on the UN General Assembly.
On October 18, 2011 during an official meeting in Rome with a delegation of Sant'Egidio, the President Elbegdorj announced that parliamentary consensus on the adoption of the Second Optional Protocol - necessary step towards the abolition of law - was almost reached.
Subsequently, in a message sent to the Sixth Congress of Ministers of Justice, November 29, 2011, the President of Mongolia reaffirmed his firm resoution to free his country from the death penalty to "join the international community which shares the same beliefs in respect for human dignity. "
The decision of January 5, 2012 paves the way for the ultimate abolition of capital punishment in Mongolia, and places the country at the forefront of a new humanism in Asia.

July 5 2016

Death penalty: an important step towards abolition in Guinea-Conakry

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA
February 22 2016

A world without the death penalty, a struggle for humanity: The 9th Congress of the Ministers of Justice

IT | EN | ES | FR | PT | CA | RU
February 22 2016

The TEXTS of the speakers of the Congress of the Ministers of Justice for a world without the death penalty

IT | EN | ES | FR | CA
February 22 2016

IN STREAMING the International Congress of the Ministers of Justice for a world without the death penalty

IT | EN | ES | PT | CA
February 21 2016

Sant'Egidio rejoices as Pope Francis appeals for a moratorium of death penalty during Jubilee of Mercy

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
February 21 2016

In a video Marco Impagliazzo explains meaning and aims of Intl Congress of Ministers of Justice

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
all news
October 23 2016
Notizie Italia News

Pena di morte, novità dal Giappone

October 17 2016
Il Sole 24 ore

Pena di morte: in Giappone qualcosa di muove

October 16 2016

Giappone. Sant'Egidio: aboliamo la pena di morte

October 10 2016
Vatican Insider

Pena di morte, Sant’Egidio: uno strumento disumano

July 6 2016

Pena di morte. Conakry verso il bando «Grazie a Sant'Egidio per il sostegno»

June 24 2016
Zenit - Ed. Tedesca

Sant'Egidio unterstützt Abschaffung der Todesstrafe in Indonesien und auf den Philippinen

all press releases
September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 5 2015
Associated Press

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

February 28 2015

US Supreme Court won't lift stay in Florida execution

February 28 2015

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

February 25 2015

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

February 21 2015

New Oregon governor will continue death penalty moratorium

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

October 26 2014

Sant'Egidio with the Pope for the commitment against the death penalty

October 25 2014


October 10 2014

1st Asia Pacific Dialogue on human rights and respect for human dignity International Conference: No justice without life

go to no death penalty

Vice President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's steps toward the abolition of the death penalty

Mario Marazziti: rifiutare la logica della pena di morte per non cedere alla trappola del terrore

Statement by Minister J. Kamara on the death penalty in Sierra Leone

Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice: Sri Lanka to protect the right to life, against the death penalty

Tanni Taher: the commitment of Sant'Egidio against the death penalty in Indonesia

Jean-Louis Ville: Europe is against the death penalty.

all documents


Lannoo Uitgeverij N.V
all books

Malawi contro la pena di morte
Cities for life: da Roma al mondo contro la pena di morte

401 visits

424 visits

392 visits

393 visits

429 visits
all the related media