Saturday 3rd July 2021
That is why the EU is hoping for an end to the death penalty in the USA
Unthinkable in the European Union, but still a practice in the USA: the death penalty. In the EU there is now growing hope that this “cruel and inhuman punishment”, as a spokesman for EU Foreign Affairs Representative Josep Borrell announced, will soon also be a thing of the past in the United States. The background is the recent one US government announcement to suspend federal executions. “This is a promising first step,” said the spokesman. It is hoped that it will bring about a definitive end to the practice at the federal level and pave the way for widespread abolition of the death penalty across the United States.
The chances have increased with the inauguration of US President Joe Biden increased: This one rejects the death penalty compared to his predecessor Donald Trump. Trump had federal executions reintroduced after a long hiatus. As a result, from July 2020 onwards, several offenders convicted under federal law were executed by lethal injection. The decision has no impact on the for the time being State enforcement of death sentences. You can continue to have executions carried out.