Report on Death Sentences and Executions 2009: letter to Baroness Ashton

30/03/2010 –   Amnesty International would like to draw attention to the attached report Death Sentences and Executions 2009, which is published on 30 March 2010. The report documents the annual statistics of death sentences and executions carried out around the globe, concluding that in 2009 the world has witnessed further progress towards ending judicial killings by states, with more than two-thirds of the countries of the world having abolished the death penalty in law or in practice.