Death penalty, commonly known as capital punishment is a process by the law where an individual is killed for an offence punishable by the state through such means. The judicial directive that an individual be given a death penalty leads to an execution in the actual enforcement. Many crime offenders are being executed all over the world by their own states for various offenses. It is such a pity when some people are given this punishment through things that should not be outlawed. Some cases are very controversial in some countries where they can be cases of the person you sleep with while others are given for murder and terror acts. There has been a lot of argument revolving around this matter. In some regions, people under the age of 18 have been executed and other astonishing cases of executing people with mental disabilities. Before the death can be carried out, the accused usually serves some sentence for some years on what is known as a “death row”. They don’t get to know when their time will be over or when they will ever see their loved ones for the last time.
This type of sentence has been with us for a long time now. However, this has not been without receiving challenges from different sources. The opponents to this judicial decree believe that it is a cruel and degrading matter to be executed in this modern world. With all human rights and freedoms, it is unfortunate that we still have such laws that have populated our courts as enacted by the state. Amnesty adamantly opposes death penalty at all levels. It is unfortunate that the efficacy by amnesty international has not been felt collectively across the globe. Siding with other human rights activists, Amnesty believes that people don’t deserve this kind of execution despite their crime and guilt. In almost all nations of the world, everyone has a right to life and therefore, it is a belief among the opponents that a crime of murder cannot get justice through another murder in the event where a death penalty is given on such grounds.
Death penalty has been opposed over the years and some countries had abolished it by 1977. Such efforts have seen an increase in that number around the world. It seems that the efficacy of the opponents is being felt and a huge progress has been made. Therefore, we all wait in anticipation that this matter will no longer be in our debates anymore once it is fully abolished across the universe.