Resolution 77/218 (Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions) A/RES/77/218

15 December 2022

On 15 December 2022 the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 77/218 on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The resolution notes with deep concern the impunity that continues to be a major cause of the perpetuation of violations of human rights, including extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, especially with regard to the gender-related killing of women and girls. The resolution acknowledges that extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions may under certain circumstances amount to genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, as defined in international law and recalls in this regard that “each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from such crimes.”

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