UN Human rights experts have called on President Biden to do all he can to end the death penalty in the United States. “The death penalty is a heinous practice. It has no restraining value and cannot be compromised with the right to life,” the experts said, adding that the sentence was “inherently imperfect” and had severely affected African Americans and people living in poverty. Before Pitton apologized to 48 people, many of whom had been on death row for a decade or more, experts said, “This should only be a first step.” Consider all possible actions at the federal level, including directing the judiciary to stop seeking the death penalty and withdrawing notices of intent to seek the death penalty in ongoing cases “They argued.
Although Lisa Montgomery has been subjected to a serious physical and sexual abuse throughout her life, the case prosecutors who raised the issue despite her mental state have previously raised two essential facts that the legal process does not consider meaningful. “We call on President Biden to urgently pardon the 48 people currently on death row for federal crimes, most of whom have been on death row for a decade or more.” This should only be the first step. We urge President Biden to consider all possible steps at the federal level, including directing the judiciary to stop seeking the death penalty and withdrawing notices of intent to seek the death penalty in cases.
Thousands of people across the country are on state execution, and several executions are planned for the state by 2021. In their call for concrete action to stop the practice, experts urged lawmakers to consider linking federal funds to alternative penalties and banning sales. And transportation of chemicals used in hazardous injections. Although 108 countries have abolished the death penalty, 60% of the world’s population lives in 48 countries, including China, India and Iran. They made it clear that they had written to the White House to express their concerns that “there is no time to waste with thousands of people on state executions across the country.” The full list of experts involved can be found below the press release issued by the Office of Human Rights OHCHR. Special speakers, independent experts and working groups are part of the so-called special procedures of the Human Rights Council. Professionals are not part of the UN staff and are not paid for their work. They are independent of any government or organization and serve in a unique capacity.
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