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Capital punishment is legal in 36 states of the US and is used for certain crimes, usually homicides
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capital punishment

Sentencing a criminal to death and carrying out the sentence via a legal method such as hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection.

Patient care

Whether or not to participate in capital punishment raises challenging ethical concerns for health care professionals. The decision may need to be individually considered in the context of personal, religious, or institutional philosophies. Guidance can be gained by consulting professional position statements on roles and responsibilities, such as those promulgated by the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses; various Church organizations; and State Boards that govern health care; among others.

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We argue that the rise of pluralistic democracy was the primary impetus for the penal transition from a culture of spectacle to a carceral culture, not because it gave voice to a public hunger for penal change (indeed, in many abolitionist countries there was in fact overwhelming majority support for judicial execution), (56) but because democratically-elected governments feel more secure in the legitimacy of their rule and thus no longer have a pressing need to compensate by employing such unsophisticated "marketing" tactics.
The committee said that the probe would help disclose the facts and that the Rangers personnel were abetting the plain-clothed officials in extra judicial execution of the MQM workers.
In the 1970s when the entire archipelago was under martial law and crime was a serious concern, it carried out judicial executions. The 1987 Constitution abolished death penalty but in 1993 it was reintroduced in 1998.
Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan or Alliance of Hope coalition government imposed a moratorium on all judicial executions in October last year pending the passage of new legislation that would remove the mandatory death sentence for 11 offenses.
She was awarded posthumously, served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra judicial Executions from 1998 to 2004, and as the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief from 2004 to 2010.
The country carried out judicial executions during the 1970s when the entire archipelago was under martial law and crime was a serious concern.
Countries that pass a moratorium on judicial executions publicly make it clear that they will not put a person to death in a government-sanctioned punishment.
The court was passing directions in a PIL filed in 2012 by the Extra Judicial Executions Victims' Families Association seeking a " probe into 1,528 fake encounter killings in Manipur in the last two decades" by armed forces and Manipur Police.
It's important to note here that this comes from the only Western nation to actively practice "judicial executions", and racist brutality by state actors is an everyday occurrence.
I READ with interest the letter written by Mr Jack Fletcher in the edition of September 16, dealing with judicial executions of British soldiers during the First World War.
The last known judicial executions in Libya were carried out by the Gaddafi regime in 2010, when at least 18 death sentences were implemented.
AI said that at least 676 judicial executions are known to have been carried out around the world in 2011, excluding China--where there are reportedly thousands every year--up from 527 a year earlier.

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