The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Maria Tripodi, attended the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Belin, organized by the French Association Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM), in cooperation with Germany. The event was opened by the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, and was attended by representatives of States, international institutions and civil society organizations committed to the abolitionist campaign at the global level.
Undersecretary Tripodi’s participation made it possible to reaffirm the leading role traditionally held by Italy in the international campaign against the death penalty, a priority of our international action in the field of human rights. The Undersecretary also opened the event organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio together with the Italian Embassy in Berlin with experts, activists, witnesses and civil society. On the occasion, Tripodi reaffirmed that capital punishment is inhumane, ineffective as it does not act as a deterrent, and is an offence against the value and dignity of human life.
During her time in Berlin, Undersecretary Maria Tripodi had a bilateral meeting with her German counterpart, Susanne Baumann, which made it possible to reaffirm that Italy and Germany fully agree on the fundamental principles of foreign policy such as support for Ukraine against Russian aggression, the defence of human rights and women, multilateralism, Europeanism and Atlanticism. Baumann and Tripodi agreed on the need for a European solidarity mechanism with Italy and other coastal countries in the southern part of the continent receiving migration flows from the Mediterranean.