“Member states are encouraged to consider abolishing the death penalty for drug-related offences”, says Raymond Yans, President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which recently discussed the issue of the imposition of the death penalty for drug-related offences.

INCB reiterates its position highlighted in its Annual Report for 2003 which stated that “Capital punishment is neither encouraged nor prohibited by the international drug control conventions”.

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