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Questions tagged [death-penalty]

The death penalty involves executing people convicted of certain crimes (most often murder). It is politically controversial, since some feel that justice systems cannot correct an unjust conviction after an execution. Use this tag to discuss the politics about executions. Do not use this tag to discuss political executions

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Does the UAE law set the method of capital punishment for a given crime? [migrated]

The judicial system of UAE allows a court (a Federal court, I believe) to pass judgment of the capital punishment for crimes including homosexuality and denouncing Islam. The executions are carried ...
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Who decides the killing method used during capital punishment in the US?

31 US states, the federal government and the US military use the death penalty. However, I've seen in news reports that different convicts are executed in different ways. The usual method seems to be ...
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Why is the death sentence considered to be an unacceptable punishment in the Council of Europe, while life imprisonment is not?

I've always been baffled at the Council of Europe fight against the death sentence: on the one hand you have the rights of the prisoner and how a death sentence is too harsh for any crime. On the ...
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What arguments have modern societies used to support the introduction, re-introduction or maintenance of the Death Penalty?

Context As the world moves further into consolidating and enshrining International Human Rights it has been argued that the Death Penalty is a violation of those rights and wider statutes and ...
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Why does mostly liberal California vote for death penalty?

On Election Day 2016 in California: Proposition to legalize cannabis won Proposition to repeal death penalty lost The rest of the propositions were mostly liberal, and most of them won; also the ...
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Reason behind cancelling Death sentence

Two of Delhi (India) gang rape criminal's death sentences are suspended, From Justice Verma's Report: 'The Verma Committee favoured comprehensive amendments to criminal laws seeking minimum 20 ...