Much of the democratic world long ago abolished the death penalty as a matter of fundamental human rights, including Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and all of Europe (except Belarus).
While a handful of the states embrace the death penalty, many do not.
To its proponents, the death penalty
's appeal lies in its perceived deterrent effect, believing that severity of punishment is what convinces people not to commit a crime.
The provision merely says that the death penalty
shall not be imposed unless for compelling reasons involving heinous crimes the Congress hereafter provides for it".
Sirisena addressing a ceremony held in Ratnapura yesterday said he wanted to implement the death penalty
on some convicts to control the drug menace
" The death penalty
has not been carried out in Sri Lanka since 1976.
11 struck down that state's death penalty
, saying it had been unequally applied across racial groups.
EU strongly believe that death penalty
constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the life.
Part of our platform for election was a strong commitment to the global abolition of the death penalty
Pacquiao, a Christian preacher, maintained that the death penalty
is allowed by the Philippine Constitution and by the Bible.
CONSERVATIVES' ROLE IN DECIDING THE DEATH PENALTY