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THE DEATH PENALTY

V.
HUMAN RIGHTS :
WHY ABOLISHED THE
DEATH PENALTY?
DEATH PENALTY
 Death Penalty means:
 The legal punishment of death.

 According to Human Rights:
 It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a
human being by the state in the name of justice.

FINDINGS

 The effects of Death Penalty:
 denies the possibility of rehabilitation and reconciliation.
 promotes simplistic responses to complex human
problems, rather than pursuing explanations that could
inform positive strategies.
 prolongs the suffering of the murder victim’s family, and
extends that suffering to the loved ones of the
condemned prisoner.
 diverts resources and energy that could be better used to
work against violent crime and assist those affected by
it.

 Amnesty International’s information:
 90 countries and territories have abolished DP for all
crimes.
 11 countries have abolished DP for all but exceptional
crimes such as wartime crimes.
 30 countries can be considered abolitionist in practice.
≈ 131 countries have abolished DP in law or practice.

› 66 other countries and territories retain and use the DP.
CONCLUSION
 Many innocent peoples have been killed under
the death penalty.
 The crime rates is still increasing.
 The death penalty is a total violation to the
UDHR main principal; the rights to live.

RECOMMENDATION
 Affirming the rights to life and stating that abolition of the death
penalty is essential for the protection of human rights.
 Calling on retentionist states to establish a suspension on
executions as a first step towards abolition of the death
penalty;
 Calling on retentionist states to respect international standards
that guarantee the protection of the rights of those facing the
death penalty.
 Requesting the UN Secretary-General to report on the
implementation of the moratorium to the next session of the
UNGA.