Monday, 19 September 2011
Our World Today, ABC Wednesday, J for Justice
This building is called "Palace of Justice". It's situated in the Hague. It's also the place where the widow from three weeks ago will meet her opponent.
The judiciary is independent and the judges irremovable except for malfeasance or incapacity. Roman law still is basic, but the judicial system is largely patterned on that of France. There is no jury system, and the state, rather than the individual, acts as initiator of legal proceedings. Administrative justice is separate from civil and criminal justice and not uniform in dispensation.
In most western countries death penalty has been abolished. This has been a political issue for a long time in many other countries, which have been members of the United Nations. There is a possibility that the capital punishment will be abolished before long.The UN adopted a resolution to adjourn the carrying out of death sentences.
Amnesty International says this is a historical and important move in the right direction.
In the cartoon a person says:"It's a rather delicate question " and he carries a board, saying "Death to death penalty". There are also people sorry to say farewell to the electric chair and the gallows.
Personally, I have always opposed capital punishment. Lots of innocent people have been executed in the past. A criminal might have acted under the influence of drugs and so committed a crime which he repents long afterwards. There are sometimes mentally disturbed persons, who obey the "voices"in their head for instance and kill someone. Should these people be executed?
The problem is that schizophrenic people like two of my close relatives, hear voices or see things we cannot hear or see. If they take medication they are very sensitive and kind people, because they need this medication just as much as any other patient suffering from a metabolic disease, because that's what it is.So they don't need to be executed but put on medication.
Sometimes relatives warn the doctor that their son, daughter, husband or other relative is acting dangerously. If doctors are wise enough to listen they help immediately and force the patient to take medicines. Sometimes however they are too late. These patients are always frightened and very lonely. I have seen this in my family and my heart breaks when I think how awful life must be or had been for them.
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