The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

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”Everyone has a right to life, liberty and security of person”. That's how the third article of the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights goes. It sounds simple. Everyone is entitled to life, meaning no one has the right to take it away from you. No one should be allowed to kill another human being, because everyone deserves to live. And it should be that easy. But murders still happen in our society, and one big discussion is the way to solve it. What punishment does a person who has taken the life of another person deserve? Should they be put in prison and never be able to come out? Or do they deserve a harder punishment, like the death penalty? For many people in the world, the death penalty is something from the past that isn't allowed anymore, and 2/3 of the worlds countries have had it removed. It's the ultimate punishment, because you can't get someone back. They will be gone forever. But the question you can ask yourself is if there are situations where it's fine or ok for someone to kill another human being? You don't have to go far to find a country that still implements the death penalty. The United States. But the question is if this should be allowed. Is it ok to break the human rights in order to keep a country safe? And does it make the country safer? Do the pros out weigh the cons, or do human rights have to be followed no matter what? There are a lot of questions that can be asked when looking into the issue. Nonetheless, the truth is that you'll get different answers depending on who you ask. If you ask someone who is pro death penalty, they are going to argue that it's the right thing to do, that it's revenge, because you have to take into consideration that people who are on the death row have killed some... ... middle of paper ... ...ath Penalty is a Human Rights Violation: An Examination of the Death Penalty in the U.S. from a Human Rights Perspective”. ccrjustice.org. Center for Constitutional Rights. Oct. 10th 2011. Web. March 22nd 2014. “The United States Tortures before it Kills: An Examination of the Death Row Experience from Human Rights Perspective”. ccrjustice.org. Center for Constitutional Rights. Oct. 10th 2011. Web. Mar. 22nd 2014. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations, n.d. Wed. 19 Mar. 2014. . Warren, Vincent. “The Death Penalty Is a Human Rights Abuse”. huffingtonpost.com. Huffington post. October 11th 2010. Web. Mar. 19th 2014. “Wasteful and Inefficient: The alarming cost of the death penalty”. ejusa.org. Equal Justice USA. Web Mar. 22nd 2014.
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