Today I found out that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights doesn't rule out executions, as long as:
1. It's a punishment for a crime
2. The law is public and in effect when the crime happens
3. Due process is given
4. It's not a political crime


It's possible to interpret the right to life as absolute, but considering the founders of the UN had just executed a boatload of Nazis just 2 years before it was written, it was the norm at the time, and many of the other human rights enumerated can be deprived due to properly prosecuted crimes, it's pretty clear that was the intention when the document was written.

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