Death has no appeal
The EU is at the forefront of international efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide. All the Member States of the European Union and the European Commission are strongly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. The EU considers that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and the progressive development of human rights.
On a more practical level, the EU's political commitment is matched by substantial project support given under the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights. Read the leaflet entitled Death has no appeal [175 KB] [175 KB] or watch the video [2 MB] [2 MB] .