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Editorial: Solving the death penalty paradox

If the government decides to move toward abolishing the death penalty, it will need to address the implications the removal of this sanction could have for society. It will need to reinforce both the law and attitudes to the sanctity of human life, and impress upon the public that a life cannot be taken away lightly. The government should also encourage the legislature to amend the clauses within the Criminal Code pertinent to capital punishment, so that the judiciary and the Ministry of Justice act in concert. Otherwise, this confusion over the most final of punishments will continue.

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