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Should Capital Punishment be abolished?

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Capital Punishment....we can live without it

Capital punishment is an issue which figures prominently in philosophical, religious and political discussions, and has absorbed the attentions of law-makers and the public worldwide. Right wing politicians usually express strong support for capital punishment, while more moderate, liberal and leftist politicians openly oppose it and seek to eliminate the death penalty from national law. The issue has become a global concern and some attempts have been made to regulate the issues under national as well as international law.

The Universal Declaration of human rights, adopted on December 10, 1948, by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III), states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”(Art 3). The declaration used the term ‘everyone’, which implies the interpretation that no one should be deprived of this basic right, including persons who have been convicted of a crime. The resolution proclaimed ‘life’ as the supreme value that deserved full, unconditional legal protection, regardless the circumstances. The first attempt by the United Nations to abolish the death penalty was made...Read more

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