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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SDN/CO/3, 29 August 2007: Sudan

19. The imposition in the State party of the death penalty for offences which cannot be characterized as the most serious, including embezzlement by officials, robbery with violence and drug trafficking, as well as practices which should not be criminalised such as committing a third homosexual act and illicit sex, is incompatible with article 6 of the Covenant. (arts. 6 and 7 of the Covenant)

The State party should ensure that the death penalty, if used at all, should be applicable only to the most serious crimes, in accordance with article 6, and should be repealed for all other crimes. Any imposition of the death penalty should comply with the requirements of article 7. In its next report, the State party is asked to furnish information on  the number of executions which have taken place and  the type of offence for which the death penalty has been imposed.

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-HRC-Sudan-2007-eng