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Worlds Day Against the Death Penalty Observed

‘Death penalty deeply flawed’

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 11 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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The resident diplomatic missions in Dhaka representing Australia, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom marked the 2oth Worlds Day Against the Death Penalty on Monday, with a call for a global moratorium on the death penalty.

“We oppose the death penalty in all circumstances for all people in all countries,” the diplomatic missions said in a joint statement issued on Monday.

"The death penalty is deeply flawed. There is no conclusive evidence it deters crime. It is irrevocable – any miscarriage or failure of justice in implementing the death penalty is irreversible and irreparable," reads the joint statement.

“It is deeply unfair, disproportionately affecting minorities, women, and people with intellectual disabilities or economic vulnerabilities.”

More than two-third of the nations in the world have already abolished the death penalty in law or practice, according to the joint statement. “We urge all countries that carry out capital punishment to cease executions and establish a moratorium on its use.”