废除死刑

人们终于等来了这一时刻。经过13年的谈判、推迟以及犹豫,联合国大会将在本月对一项全面暂停死刑提议进行投票。联合国的大多数成员国不顾某些国家的阻挠、修正或者终结的企图在11月15日通过了这一提议。所幸的是,最终,反对国家被迫与一个比它们自己的更为强烈的意志斗争,也就是,在废除了奴隶制和酷刑后,想要在文明的道路上做出另一个转折点的人们的意志。

但是,今年12月的投票仅仅是例行公事吗?经验告诉告诉我们要谨慎。我现在还没有开酒庆贺。

坦率而言,我并不确信世界上所有国家政府都已经接受了这一不可避免的事实,或者即使最为顽固的现在也会同意暂停死刑。但是,联合国大会将会像以往一贯那样面对挑战。我对此继续保持信念。

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