Gambia signs UN death penalty abolition treaty

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Gambian President Adama Barrow signed on Wednesday five United Nations treaties, including one on abolition of death penalty, as he attended his maiden UN General Assembly Summit in New York, a statement from the presidency said Thursday.

Other treaties signed include one on the protection of the rights of migrant workers, one against forced disappearance, one on transparency in treaty-based investor-state arbitration and one on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, it indicated.

According to State House release, this is done as the Gambia continues to promote democracy and show the commitment of the state to protect lives.

Barrow was the first Gambian president to sign five UN treaties at the same time. The treaties will require ratification and domestication before they can be enforced. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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