Dossier - THE DEATH PENALTY: “Love your enemies”

Monday, 13 August 2007

THE DEATH PENALTY: “Love your enemies”.

How States take lives.

Stones? Big, but not too big
Death with a rope around the neck lasts between 8 and 13 minutes.
One blow of the sword is not always sufficient to sever the head from the body
How long does a person wait for the final bullet?
The death penalty and minors.
Innocent persons condemned to death
Information with regard to the death penality in 2006.
Situation by country
International treaties

1. Second optional Protocol of the International Pact on Civil and Human Rights
2. Protocol number 6 to the European Convention on Human Rights
3. Protocol number 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights
4. Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights

Will 2007 be the year of the moratorium on all executions?

“The death penality is cruel and unnecessary”

The stance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Interview with Professor Agostino Giovagnoli, docent of Contemporary History at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.