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Behind death penalty’s sharp global decline, a shift in attitudes?

When the United Nations was created in 1945, eight countries had abolished the death penalty. Today, it has been abolished by law in 106 countries – and 36 more in practice.

In fact, in the past decade, an average of one country each year has repealed the death penalty, with Guinea and Mongolia doing away with it in 2017. 

That’s according to a new report by Amnesty International

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