Weltweiter Hinrichtungstopp jetzt!
A resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions will be
introduced at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 62nd session
which begins on 18 September 2007. The adoption of such a resolution by
the UN’s principal organ would be an important milestone towards the
abolition of the death penalty.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour called the death
penalty "… a sanction that should have no place in any society that
claims to value human rights and the inviolability of the person". She
recently praised Rwanda’s decision to abolish the death penalty as
demonstrating leadership by action especially noting this is a country
that "has suffered the ultimate crime and whose people’s thirst for
justice is still far from quenched".
The death penalty legitimizes an irreversible act of violence by the
state. The death penalty is discriminatory and is often used
disproportionately against the poor, minorities and members of racial,
ethnic and religious communities. The death penalty is often imposed
after a grossly unfair trail. But even when trials respect
international standards of fairness, the risk of executing the innocent
can never be fully eliminated: the death penalty will inevitably claim
innocent victims, as has been persistently demonstrated.
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Global moraotrium on executions now
AI Index: IOR 41/018/2007 (Public)
22 August 2007