#Human Rights
Houses of Parliament
United Kingdom

1964 was the year of the last execution in Britain. A bill was passed to abolish capital punishment and was completely abolished in 1998. The 13th Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights became binding on the United Kingdom, prohibiting the restoration of the death penalty for as long as the UK is a party to the Convention. The times have now changed and capital punishment should be in place for those committing acts of rape/peadophillia. We have technology which was not available pre-war, in many cases today DNA or CCTV evidence is available to certify 100% a person is guilty of the crimes they're accused off. The minimum age for execution should remain 18 as it was ahmended in 1933. Human rights for victims of these hideous crimes are not taken into consideration. They are regularly made to stand trial, feeling ridiculed and degraded. Then the perpetrator(s) receive minor sentences (often rewarded with half sentences on good behaviour) and released to re-offend. National statistics show on average 25% of offenders will reoffend upon their release. This issue needs addressing properly, bring back capital punishment!

With 100,000 signatures on this petition parliament must address the issue concerning the multitude of rape/peodophile offences in the UK. Offenders are offered minor sentences with many reoffending upon (majority of the time early) release. Capital punishment should be brought back for those found unquestionably guilty (DNA, undoubtable evidence).

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The Capital punishment reinstated. petition to Houses of Parliament was written by Charlotte donnelly and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.

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