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Transcript of Capital Punishment
Arguments Against/ Rebuttal
Human Rights violation
Racial, Ethics and Social bias
Wrongful execution( execution error rate 0.027%. 2014 study of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the figure could be higher +“survival analysis,” used to calculate the effectiveness of medical treatments After examining 7,482 cases, 1 in 25 death row inmates are wrongly convicted. With an error rate at trial over 4%
Capital Punishment is less grave
Less damage is adopted to prevent more
Less expense incurred
The killer began just after 5pm; it was two hours before 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, wearing the uniform of a police officer and protective earplugs against his own deafening gunshots, apparently ran out of ammunition and was arrested by police Swat teams sent from Oslo.
Glenn Ford has been freed from the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana having lived under the shadow of the death sentence for 30 years. He becomes one of the longest-serving death row inmates in US history to be exonerated.
Ford was released on the order of a judge in Shreveport after Louisiana state prosecutors indicated they could no longer stand by his conviction.
10 countries with the most executions
Death penalty around the world
SAUDI ARABIA 423
UNITED STATES 220
KOREA (NORTH) 105
Five of the most interesting death penalty facts from last year:
1. The United States ranked fifth for the highest number of executions.
2. Saudia Arabia saw the execution of one man by "crucifixion."
3. China keeps its execution numbers secret.
4. Japan's executions actually increased in 2012 after a long hiatus.
5. Just 21 countries in the world carried out the death penalty last year.
1. Do you think capital punishment should be banned or allowed?
2. What do you think should be the punishment for Anders Breivik?Why?
Killing of someone as punishment for crime
Breaching essential human rights: the right to life and the right to live free from torture.
Both protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948.
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Protocol No. 6 to the European Convention on Human Rights
The Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty.
The European Convention on Human Rights (Protocol No. 13) bans use of the death penalty at all times, even during war.
International law says that the death penalty can be used for the most serious crimes, like murder, Amnesty believes that the death penalty is never the answer.
The Global View