Abolish the Death Penalty

Proposer:

CSO ROL Cluster

Affiliations:

Amnesty International Malaysia

Policy Code:

2b Human Rights

Problem Statement / Issue:

The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Amnesty opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception - regardless of who is accused, the nature or circumstances of the crime, guilt or innocence or method of execution.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

Amnesty International holds that the death penalty breaches human rights, in particular the right to life and the right to live free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Both rights are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948.

Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:

1) Repeal current laws with mandatory death by hanging
2) To push for total abolition of the death penalty

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