Dublin’s City Hall will be illuminated in blue to mark the “International Day of Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty

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Dublin’s City Hall will be illuminated in blue to mark the “International Day of Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty

“I am delighted that Dublin City Council is supporting the “International Day of Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty”. It is hugely important that we express our solidarity with all those struggling worldwide for the abolition of the death penalty. We need to continue to shine a light on this fundamental abuse of human rights” according to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn.

“It is particularly important that this initiative has the full democratic support of the City Council and that our solidarity is expressed by the lighting up of Dublin’s City Hall, the centre of our local democracy” he concluded.

The illumination will take place from 29th November to 2nd December to coincide with the International Day on  Saturday 30th November. 

The International Day "Cities for Life" - Cities against the Death Penalty, is the largest international mobilization for the abolition of the death penalty. 

Dublin City Council agreed to support the initiative at the City Council meeting held on 4th November 2013.

The first International Day of Cities for Life - Cities against the Death Penalty was held on the 30th of November 2002. The date was chosen in memory of the first abolition of the death penalty in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany on the 30th of November 1786. Approximately 80 cities participated  in 2002. Today more than 1600 cities have joined the initiative - including 70 capitals in five continents.

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