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China: Death Penalty

Volume 690: debated on Wednesday 21 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations have been made to the Government of China over the continuing implementation of the death penalty. [HL2678]

We continue to urge the Chinese Government to limit, and ultimately abolish, their use of the death penalty. We did this most recently at the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 5 February. My noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor also raised the death penalty with the chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on 24 October 2006.