Delegate Name: Isabella Frederick
The use of capital punishment has proven to be a touchy topic for many people, through its ongoing debate for thousands of years. In recent years, many countries have been seen abusing their use of capital punishment. They have often used the death penalty in discriminatory ways or on offenses that are insignificant. About 2/3 of the the world has already abolished the use of the death penalty do to its cruel nature, however, there are still too many nations that allow this form of punishment. Germany firmly believes in the international abolition of the death penalty. Capital punishment is a cruel and often misused form of punishment that is not welcome in Germany and should not be welcome in other nations as well.
In 1949 West Germany abolished the use of capital punishment and in 1987 East Germany abolished it as well. The death penalty is not a practice that has existed in Germany for many years and we firmly believe that it should not be a practice used at all. The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane form of punishment that has proven to be misused by many nations when in the wrong hands. The UN is also believes in the abolition of capital punishment due to their knowledge of the misuse of this form of punishment. Many nations will argue that it is the only way to deal with certain crimes, however, life in prison would be just as effective and would not be taking the life of another person.
Germany suggests that the best course of action would be to collaborate with like minded nations to create an abolition plan for the death penalty. Although many nations will not appreciate the effort to abolish capital punishment, it is something that is necessary to move forward in society. As previously stated, capital punishment is cruel and inhumane and only gets into he way of humanity. The endless debated on the morality of the death penalty could come to a close and nations could resort to using life sentences instead. Germany looks forward to collaborating with other nations to create the best plan possible to abolish the use of the death penalty.