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death penalty:

see capital punishmentcapital punishment,
imposition of a penalty of death by the state. History

Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times; it can be found (c.1750 B.C.) in the Code of Hammurabi.
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html) report  further stated two amendments, offered by Republic lawmakers and aimed at restricting the use of death penalty and not abolishing it, were turned down before the final vote took place.
Sa akin, I will repeat, we should look at the statement beyond the alleged failure to execute the legislative agenda, which, by the way, does not include death penalty - in both the Ledac (legislative-executive development advisory council) and in our inter-chamber legislative agenda,' Drilon said in an interview over CNN Philippines.
The Senate leader said the death penalty bill is one of the commitments made by the Senate majority with the House leadership, which has already passed their own version of the measure on third and final reading last year.
5-11 Gallup poll, continue a trend toward diminished death penalty support as many states have issued moratoria on executions or abolished capital punishment.
For example, Belgium - as a member of the 'Group of Friends of the Second Optional Protocol' - continues to promote the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which provides for the abolition of the death penalty.
Abolition of the death penalty is a distinctive achievement in Europe.
After watching and participating in various efforts to improve capital sentencing systems, I have concluded that almost everyone seriously involved in debates over the modern administration of death penalty actually has, and perhaps justifiably should have, a fear of too much capital justice.
In 1948, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted, only eight countries in the world abolished the death penalty for all crimes.
At the day-long seminar in Islamabad on October 10, World Day against the Death Penalty, entitled 'death penalty in Pakistan: the way forward', speakers from Pakistan and abroad discussed the various aspects of capital punishment.
The Florida Legislature's recent action in presenting a bill to the governor to streamline and speed up the process indicates an overall lack of knowledge about the criminal justice system, the manner in which cases are "selected" for the death penalty, and the costs of defending a death penalty case.
FE-le's spokesperson Stano wrote in an e-mail to Today's Zaman: "Global abolition of the death penalty is one of the main objectives of the EU's human rights policy and is one of the fundamental pillars of European fundamental rights standards.