Summary: EU Presidency Declaration on abolition of death penalty in Mexico (17 January 2006: Brussels)
The European Union warmly welcomes President Fox's decree of December 9, 2005, which modifies articles 14 and 22 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, thus completely abolishing the death penalty in Mexico.
The European Union considers that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and the progressive development of human rights. It reaffirms its objective of working towards universal abolition of the death penalty.
The European Union looks forward to strengthening cooperation with Mexico towards promoting our common objective of the universal abolition of the death penalty.
The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.
* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.