Death Penalty

19/02/2009 03:51

Last year, the UN called for a moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty world wide. There has been an ongoing campaign against the death penalty for years. Many human rights activists are against the use of the death penalty, because it is inhuman, a violation of one's right to life, equality, recognition, among other things. As of december 2008, at least 137 countries have abolished the death penalty in their states. Do you think it's a human rights violation to use the death penalty? Do you think Criminals forfeit their right to life when they commit murder? Should the death penalty only be applied to certain crimes/offenses? Do we owe a duty to the rest of society by executing murders?


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