The Death Penalty Should Not Be Imposed Essay

780 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
The death penalty has affected countries around the world. The primary focus is to decrease the execution rate worldwide. 97 countries have abolished the death penalty completely for all crimes, 8 have abolished it for normal crimes, and 36 do not execute the death penalty but it still remains in their law as of March of 2012 (Dammer, 2014).Countries that have decided to abolish the death penalty have the right to. The Treaty of Lisbon was passed on December 1, 2009 to refuse the exchange of goods from Europe with countries that still use the death penalty. There are international standards that are related to capital punishment even though it is not customary law. The international standards state that only for severe crime capital punishment may be imposed, if an individual is under the age of 18 capital punishment may not be a form of punishment, if someone is mentally unstable they may not receive execution as punishment, and no one that is pregnant or a new mom may receive the death penalty. (Dammer, 2014)
The United States have received some pressure from international community because of their beliefs toward the death penalty. The United States is being accused of violating an individual’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. The international believe that the United State belief towards the death penalty will have an effect on the transnational crimes such as terrorism. Since the United States still use the death penalty as a form of punishment, countries such as…

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