Capital and Unusual Punishment Act 2017


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    CAPITAL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT ACT

    Proposed by Cllr. Edward Firoux (Inquista) :: Passed (6-2), April 21st, 2017 :: Unamended


    SECTION I. DEFINITIONS

    1. Capital Punishment is defined as a sentence passed upon a person convicted of an offence that requires that the convicted person be killed.

    2. Capital Offence is defined as an offence for which a sentence of capital punishment can be issued.

    3. Non Capital Sentence is defined as a sentence which does not involve the killing of an individual.

    4. Unusual Punishment is defined as punishment that is extraordinary, degrading, and which inflicts unnecessary and intentional pain.


    SECTION II. ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, CAPITAL OFFENCES, AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

    1. All member states shall cease in the sentencing and implementation of capital punishment for those convicted of any offence on or after the date of passage of this act.

    2. All member states shall prohibit capital offences. All persons convicted of capital offences on or after the date of passage of this act shall have their sentences commuted to non-capital sentences.

    3. Unusual Punishment shall henceforth be considered as torture and shall be considered as such under Section V of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


    SECTION III. OVERSEAS EXTRADITION

    1. No member state can extradite an accused person to a state outside of the European Union where capital punishment is in operation and is a possible sentence for the crimes of which a person be accused.

    SECTION IV. IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT

    1. This Act shall come into immediate effect on the date of approval and shall override all national laws.

    2. Failure to implement this Act or actions which are a breach of this act as specified shall result in legal action through the European Court of Justice.


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