|Death penalty and human rights||
" Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." Article 5
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Article 6
" Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law."
What does the Declaration of Human
Rights say about death penalty?
Photographer: Dave Shultz
What is UNs opinion concerning death penalty?
In the light of the fundamental right to life, UN has tried to make the use of death punishment as limited as possible, aiming at a total stop. In 1989 UNs General Assembly passed the "Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of death penalty". This Protocol declares that the abolition of death penalty will strengthen the human dignity and develop the human rights.
|Read more about:||UNs work against death penalty and what Amnesty International thinks of death penalty.|
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