The Portuguese government congratulates the authorities of Burkina Faso for the approval by the Burkinabe National Assembly on 31 May of a new Penal Code whereby the death penalty is abolished. Portugal commends Burkina Faso on this important step...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, closed the session that marked the end of Portugal's mandate as an elected member of the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations (2015-2017). The session was held on February 7 at...

On the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), Portugal joins in the commemorations taking place all over the world over the next few months. The example and legacy of former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela remain of the...

The Portuguese Government has received with sorrow the news that the United States of America is leaving the Human Rights Council, an organ to which the USA had been elected for a term ending on 31 December 2019. The exit of a Member-State from...

The Portuguese government congratulates the authorities of Benin for the approval by the Beninese National Assembly on 5 June of a new Penal Code whereby the death penalty is abolished. Portugal commends Benin on this important step towards the...

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