Capital punishment was abolished in Togo in 2009.[1] Togo last executed in 1978.[2] Prior to the death penalty's de jure abolition, Togo was classified as "Abolitionist in Practice."[3]

Togo acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on 14 Sep 2016.[4] Togo voted in favor of the 2020 United Nations moratorium on the death penalty resolution.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Abolitionist and retentionist countries (as of July 2018)". Amnesty International. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Abolitionist and retentionist countries (as of July 2018)". Amnesty International. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Death Penalty". Amnesty International. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  4. ^ "12. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty". United Nations Treaty Collection. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  5. ^ "UN Resolution for a Universal Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty" (PDF). Ensemble contre la peine de mort. Retrieved 26 July 2022.