ComunitÓ  di S.Egidio

Community of Sant'Egidio

NO to the Death Penalty
 International Campaign

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5 million people have already joint us to call for a moratorium. Help us to become 10 million.

AN APPEAL FOR A WORLDWIDE MORATORIUM
OF THE DEATH PENALTY 

We invite all,
even those who support the use of the death penalty,
to reflect in a serene way on the need
for the suspension of executions

In fact:

  • Today more than half of the countries of the world do not use the death penalty; some have abolished it completely, while others do not apply it

  • The United Nations recognizes that there is no data that can demonstrate that its use is an effective deterrent against even the most hideous crimes

  • In those places where the death penalty has been reintroduced capital crimes have not been reduced

  • There are effective alternative methods to protect society from those who commit the most horrible crimes

  • The cruel logic of "a life for a life" is considered to be archaic and is unacceptable to many on the planet

  • Almost everywhere the judiciary system is trying to find ways to do away with this inhumane way of dealing with people who committed crimes, even the most horribles ones

  • In democratic countries, the cost of the death penalty is higher than life imprisonment

FOR THESE REASONS WE BESEECH ALL GOVERNMENTS
OF THE WORLD TO OBSERVE A MORATORIUM
ON THE DEATH PENALTY 


With my signature I want to support the appeal presented by the community of Sant'Egidio, asking
"For a worldwide moratorium of the Death Penalty"


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