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EU to discuss world ban on death penalty
EU Observer ^
Posted on 07/21/2003 3:17:12 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS Europes foreign ministers will meet today (Monday 21 July) in Brussels to decide on tabling a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly banning the death penalty.
An attempt in 1999 to pass such a vote failed, with some UN members arguing that the move was excluded under rules protecting internal state decisions.
The EU, at the time led by Finland, called on all UN members to progressively limit offences with can be punishable by death with the final aim of abolition.
The next General Assembly is in September.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
If the EU is so worried about the death penalty, how does it explain Srebrenica? Thousands of men, women, and children were sentenced to death for being part of the wrong ethnic group. And the Dutch collaborators stood by and let it happen.
posted on 07/21/2003 3:23:52 AM PDT
(Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
I guess they want to outlaw abortion, too? (/sarcasm)
If the UN wants to outlaw it, conversely it must be a good thing. I've always wondered, and now I know - the death penalty is just.
posted on 07/21/2003 3:34:30 AM PDT
The EU and UN need to keep their collective noses out of other countries business. The UN would fold in a heartbeat if only the USA would kick it to the curb!
posted on 07/21/2003 3:39:47 AM PDT
by D. Miles
To: D. Miles
Little chance of that - they just rejected the HR 1146 bill that was to get us out of the UN. I heard only 74 true Americans voted for it.
posted on 07/21/2003 3:47:11 AM PDT
The next EU complaint is with a quart of.. "Lemon Ice!"
I have small children and their adult crush sub -zero, fractile, blends of H20, associate this with my cocktail of lemon zest.
Chealsea is a Bill Skum slug daughter!
F^ck you Bill Clinton!!!
A world ban on the DP? How thoughtful of the EU to make rules for the rest of us when they can't even follow their own.
posted on 07/21/2003 3:52:25 AM PDT
Maybe only 74 voted on the bill but the thing is, is that number keeps going up everytime the bill is introduced.
posted on 07/21/2003 4:14:31 AM PDT
by Enemy Of The State
(If we don't take action now, We settle for nothing later!)
To: Enemy Of The State
If at first you don't succeed.....
posted on 07/21/2003 4:36:28 AM PDT
I'm for banning the death penalty right after we successfully ban the crimes that the death penalty is applied to. But not a minute before.
posted on 07/21/2003 4:50:50 AM PDT
by Conspiracy Guy
(If I can support FR with two kids in college, you can too. Freedom aint free but you can charge it.)
Death to the EU!
posted on 07/25/2003 6:53:34 AM PDT
(It is the nature of evil to self-destruct--but the number of good that get killed is up to the good.)
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