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Abolition of the death penalty in the Philippines

Norway has aligned with an EU declaration on 26 June 2006 concerning the complete abolition of death penalty in the Philippines.

The declaration reads as follows:

The European Union warmly welcomes the signing by President Arroyo on 24 June 2006 of the legislation abolishing the death penalty in the Philippines. The European Union strongly hopes that this decision will encourage other countries in the region to follow suit. The European Union considers that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and the progressive development of human rights. It reaffirms its objective of working towards the universal abolition of the death penalty. The European Union looks forward to strengthening cooperation with the Philippinestowards promoting our common objective of the universal abolition of the death penalty.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.
* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the
Stabilisation and Association Process.

(26 June 2006)

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