Comments on legislation and policy

In this page, the UN Special Rapporteur shares all comments provided by the mandate to States on national laws, regulations and policies. The mandate regularly provides comments on the adequacy of normative and policy developments with international standards on the right to life.

See below a list of letters sent by the UN Special Rapporteur and the responses from Government to these communications.

Recent communications


20 November 2018


  • 17 October 2018 – Welcoming the Malaysian Government’s decision to seek to abolish the death penalty -
    OL MYS 4/2018

Sri Lanka

  • 30 August 2018 – Possible resumption of executions in Sri Lanka – OL LKA 3.2018