Pros And Cons Of Stoning

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Women have been victims of injustice for hundreds of years, but in Pakistan there is a particular form of torture that stands out amongst them all. Stoning is a form of capital punishment known to Pakistan, where a group of people throw stones at a man or women until he or she dies. Unfortunately, women are more often subjected to this form of punishment than men because of their status in society. Stoning is considered a form of execution by torture because it is a lot slower than other forms of execution. In other countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, stoning has been declared illegal, but it is still being practice extra judicially which means it is beyond the action or authority of the court. In modern times, allegations of stoning are politically sensitive, as in the case of Iran, which describes such allegations as …show more content…
Stoning is a brutal form of punishment that is violating the Human Rights. It is still happening today and there is no international law to condemn it (Redpath, 2013). But why isn’t stoning a modern form of punishment? It’s no longer an effective form of punishment. In today’s day and age we have come up with better ways to deal with such things. We’ve evolved as human beings which means our laws should to, no matter where you live. Not only that, but stoning isn’t exactly equal, which contradicts our rights as humans. “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability. Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability (Pch.gc.ca, 2013).” Lastly, it

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