Todesstrafe vs. Menschenrechte: Todesstrafe abschaffen, warum?
The time has come to abolish the death penalty worldwide. The case for
abolition becomes more compelling with each passing year. Everywhere
experience shows that executions brutalize those involved in the
process. Nowhere has it been shown that the death penalty has any
special power to reduce crime or political violence. In country after
country, it is used disproportionately against the poor or against
racial or ethnic minorities. It is also used as a tool of political
repression. It is imposed and inflicted arbitrary. It is an irrevocable
punishment, resulting inevitably in the execution of people innocent of
any crime. It is a violation of fundamental human rights.
Over the past decade an average of at least three countries a year have
abolished the death penalty, affirming respect for human life and
dignity.(2) Yet too many governments still believe that they can solve
urgent social or political problems by executing a few or even hundreds
of their prisoners. Too many citizens in too many countries are still
unaware that the death penalty offers society not further protection
but further brutalization. Abolition is gaining ground, but not fast
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THE DEATH PENALTY V. HUMAN RIGHTS | Why Abolish the Death Penalty?
AI Index: ACT 51/002/2007 (Public)
1 September 2007