By Amnesty International
The death penalty is a premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the right to life as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The human rights organizations around the world have been opposing the use of death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to judicially execute anyone. It is not only legally and morally wrong, it is practically unacceptable as well.
- It is not necessary for an effective system of criminal justice. The deficiencies in due process is irreparable.
- There is nothing that can justify the taking of any life. Its sever social costs and values disintegration outweigh against its supposed social benefits.
- The financial burdens it puts on the state are far heavier than those of a system that includes only life imprisonment without parole.
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