Capital Punishment Abolition Bill 2014 \[proposal\]


  • Commission

    As Councillor for Davishire I do formally present this bill to the council for consideration with the support of the Government of the Commonwealth of Davishire and the Commissioner for Internal Affairs.

    Debating Phase lasts until- 18:00GMT on the 23rd April
    Voting on amendments lasts until 18:00GMT on the 25th April
    Final Voting Lasts until 18:00GMT on the 28th April 2014

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    Capital Punishment Abolition Act 2014

    The purpose of this act is to remove capital punishment from the European Union.

    1- Definitions
    Capital Crime- A crime which before the passage of this act could be punished with capital punishment.
    Capital Puishment- A method employed by the state in order to bring about the death of a person for a capital crime.

    2-Abolition of Capital Punishment

    2.1- All member states must cease the sentencing and implementation of capital punishment with immediate effect from the date of the passage of this bill.

    2.2- With immediate effect from the passage of this bill the use of capital punishment becomes illegal and Governments will be accountable to the European Court of Justice for Implementing such sentences

    3- Persons already sentenced to death but not executed

    3.1- Any person within member states which have already been sentenced to capital punishment shall have sentences commuted to life imprisonment

    4- Overseas Extradition

    4.1- When People who are accused of capital crimes in a country which has made a request for extradition, a person must not be extradited to that country if capital punishment is a possible sentence.

    5- Implementation

    5.1- This act shall be implemented within immediate effect if passed through the council.

    5.2 This act shall overwrite all other laws relating to capital punishment within the European Union unless they provide stronger regulations against capital punishment.

    5.3- THe implementation of this act shall be overseen by the Commissioner for Internal Affairs. Any member state failing to implement this act shall receive a penalty of ?50m per day until the law is implemented.

    5.4- For all incidences of people being executed or issued a sentence of capital punishment the government of that nation shall be reported to the European Court of Justice who will decide if guilty to issue a fine up to ?30bn .



  • Groot-Belgie would not accept this bill nor pay the fine if the bill is not passed into law, we are a country that still have the death penalty. Also we believe that this bill is to extreme, we liked the last bill better but it got rejected before I arrived to vote.

    We are open for debate because we believe that it should be up for the nations to decide if they want to have the death penalty.


  • Commission

    Do you feel that there could be any amendments made to make the bill a better one?


  • group:cid:2:privileges:mods:members

    Os Corelia supports this bill



  • Yes, actually yes.

    Nations part of the eu should be able to have the deathpenalty or not.

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    2-Abolition of Capital Punishment

    2.1- All member states must cease the sentencing and implementation of capital punishment with immediate effect from the date of the passage of this bill.

    The point I quoted should be removed entirely and be replaced with this from your last bill or something similar.

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    _2.0 Sentencing

    2.1- Capital punishment may only be used as a sentence for the for the following crimes during peacetime (not war)
    -Murder
    -Sexual Assault of a Child under 15 years of age
    -Severe Physical or Mental abuse of a vulnerable person

    2.2 - Capital punishment may be used for the following crimes only during a period of war
    -All crimes as per 2.1
    -Espionage for the Enemy
    -Treason

    2.3 - In order for a person to be eligible for capital punishment they must be convicted in a court of their peers which consists of no racial, gender of religious bias.

    2.4- In order for a person to be eligible for capital punishment they must have been convicted with evidence which proves without any uncertainty that they are guilty.
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    To point number four

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    4- Overseas Extradition

    4.1- When People who are accused of capital crimes in a country which has made a request for extradition, a person must not be extradited to that country if capital punishment is a possible sentence.

    I would like to add that if said foreign criminal that commited crimes on the soil of a country, they should be prosecuted under said country's laws.


  • ECoJ

    "I think this bill is no good. The European Union should not interfere with nations' rights to determine their own jucidial system and their own punishments. If a government deems it just for a serious criminal (and I mean a VERY serious criminal) to lose their right to live in that nation's society, then it is the national authority that should handle this. Shouldn't member states be allowed to manage their own jucidial affairs, and determine their own punishments? Have we come this far, that we are going to take away this basic right from member states?

    We in Inimicus have a long history of executions, measures that have ensured the safety of our nation. We do not mass-execute prisoners and throw them in huge graves. We are not barbarians! We simply think the worst criminals (pedophiles, rapists, mass murderers, terrorists) do not deserve a place in Inimician society. If other nations let these crimes be punished by a less harsh treatment, so be it, I do not object. But let us, nations that do think Capital Punishment has a good and fair use, not suffer under the opinions of other member states. Unless this act is amended DRASTICALLY, Inimicus cannot support it."

    Ralph Jaevons



  • Death penalty is inhuman, has more of revenge that justice and is not a deterrent for potential criminals. The interim and the elect goverment of Northern Caesarea support firmly this bill.

    Hugo Basescu
    European Council Delegate ad Interim



  • How can you call this punishment inhumane? what about their inhumane actions?


  • Commission

    The amendments proposed by Groot Belgie would completely change the whole purpose of the bill and are amendments which were apart of a bill was rejected.

    THe previous bill which I proposed was a compromise between getting rid of the death penalty for most crimes, however there appeared to be a bigger appetite for complete removal.


  • group:cid:2:privileges:mods:members

    The death penalty for treason is somewhat antiquated don't you think? The death penalty for murder is advanced hypocrisy centred around an eye for an eyediology/ Punish for physical and mental abuse both f which are subjective in judgement and for child assault a crime that stirs great passion to where reason is clouded in judgement. Yes these things need to be punished but not by the death penalty.



  • Groot Belgie was not able to vote during the last bill so we would call the decision of not passing the bill unlawfull.

    The deathpenalty during a war is one of the only measures possible to contain the problem. N owe don't think that the deathpenalty for murder is hypocrite, it might just make people who plan murders think twice. And are you justifing adultry because there is passion involved? what kind of sick country do you live in?



  • Several academic studies have established that the possibility of being executed is not a deterrent for criminals to be. It doesn't reduce criminality rates neither.

    It also gives too much power to the State, as it gives it full powers to decide about the life or death of its citizens. And more worringly, it puts it at the same level of the murderers or criminals it punishes with their lives

    Hugo Basescu
    European Council Delegate ad Interim



  • Still even if that is true, why would we limit the tools that can be used in the system of justice of nations?



  • Life is a Human Right and it should be protected by the European Union at a continental level.

    Hugo Basescu
    European Council Delegate ad interim



  • As we see it, a murder or rape of minors are violations of the victims human rights, giving the state the right to punish the criminal with death



  • According to our point of view, the State has no right to dispose of the life of its citizens, whatever the crimes they have commited.

    And in a more pragmatical vision, you always have the risk of executing an innocent.

    Hugo Basescu
    European Council Delegate ad interim



  • As we have stated before, we haven't even commited an act of capital punishment on innocents.



  • Maybe... but you never can be sure of not commiting a miscarriage of justice. If the guy is in prison you can always release him, but if he already has been executed...

    Hugo Basescu
    European Council Delegate ad Interim



  • What about hte lost years in prison then? you took away time from the persons life. and what is more pressing to me that it appears that there is no equality of genders in your country


  • Commission

    It is now time to vote on the one amendment proposed which would change section 2 of the act to what is quoted below.

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    2.0 Sentencing

    2.1- Capital punishment may only be used as a sentence for the for the following crimes during peacetime (not war)
    -Murder
    -Sexual Assault of a Child under 15 years of age
    -Severe Physical or Mental abuse of a vulnerable person

    2.2 - Capital punishment may be used for the following crimes only during a period of war
    -All crimes as per 2.1
    -Espionage for the Enemy
    -Treason

    2.3 - In order for a person to be eligible for capital punishment they must be convicted in a court of their peers which consists of no racial, gender of religious bias.

    2.4- In order for a person to be eligible for capital punishment they must have been convicted with evidence which proves without any uncertainty that they are guilty.

    Voting on this begins immediately and ends in 48 hours at 18:00 GMT on the 25th March 2014.


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