This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-5, 2020
Area
Law
Author
Soumya Sharma
Org/Univ
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Pub. Date
08 October, 2020
Paper ID
V6I5-1314
Publisher
Keywords
Capital Punishment, Retribution

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Soumya Sharma. Capital Punishment, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Soumya Sharma (2020). Capital Punishment. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(5) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Soumya Sharma. "Capital Punishment." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.5 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The phrase 'capital punishment' comes from the Latin word for the head. A 'corporal' punishment is carried under due process of law. Capital punishment is a matter of active controversy in several countries and states, and positions can vary within a single political ideology or cultural region. Amnesty International holds that the death penalty breaches human rights, in particular the right to life and the right to live free from torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. Both rights are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in 1948.
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