Today, Sunday 10th October 2021, World Day against the death penalty, The United Nations shows their support and join the fight against execution and Death Penalty.
Some countries still employ the practice despite its cruelty, the myth that it deters crime, and the knowledge that innocent people have been and may continue to be put to death. And that’s why The United Nations system as a whole has shown full support and opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, even when backed by the legal process because it is irreversible.
“This World Day against the Death Penalty, join us and say #NoDeathPenalty! It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment undermining human dignity and denying the most fundamental human right: the right to life.
“This year, the day is for #women, who risk being
sentenced to death or who are on death row: at least 800 are sentenced to death around the world. Pervasive sex and gender-based discrimination intersecting with discrimination around age, sexual orientation, disability, and race expose women to prejudice.
“It can have a negative impact on their sentence, and possibly lead to key factors not being considered during their trial, such as previous exposure to gender-based violence”.
The UN human rights stated their reasons as to why they are supporting this fight, and they stressed that,
—The death penalty does little to serve victims or deter crime – and wrongful convictions are inevitable.
Capital punishment is irrevocable, can be misused, and is not imposed just and equal.
—It has no place in the 21st century
These and many more are reasons they are supporting these fights.