Ban of Death Penalty (failed)

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Ban of Death Penalty
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights Strength: Strong Proposed By: Gigatron

"The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

It violates the right to life.

It is irrevocable and can be inflicted on the innocent. It has never been shown to deter crime more effectively than other punishments."

- Amnesty International

The death penalty means the triumph of vengeance over justice and violates the first right of any human being, the right to life. Capital punishment has never prevented crime. It is an act of torture and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. A society that imposes the death penalty symbolically encourages violence. Every single society that respects the dignity of its people has to strive to abolish capital punishment.

We demand the universal abolition of the death penalty. In this respect, we call on citizens, states and international organizations to act so that:

  • states ratify this UN Moratorium on an international and regional level.
  • countries which have stopped executing people sentenced to death, remove the death penalty from their statute books.
  • states which sentence to death persons who were juveniles at the time of the crime, end this blatant violation of the international law
  • mentally disabled people cannot be sentenced to death
  • no states having abolished or suspended executions extradite anyone to third countries still applying the death penalty, irrespective of guarantees that it would not be imposed.

Votes For: 6957
Votes Against: 9288
Voting Ended: Sun Jun 27 2004

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