The City Council of Reykjavík agreed yesterday that Reykjavík would take part in the fight against the death penalty by becoming a member of “Cities for Life – Cities Against the Death Penalty”.
Morgunbladid reports that about 400 cities around the world, including Copenhagen and Stockholm are participating in the initiative.
According to a statement released by the Council, by participating Reykjavík is contributing to this “important human rights campaign”.
The Iceland chapter of Amnesty International unanimously welcomed the decision to participate in the battle against the death penalty.
The “Cities for Life” project is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by human rights organizations around the world that are working together to abolish the death penalty.