The OSCE commented on the US decision to resume the death penalty
The death penalty does not act as a deterrent, but does any irreversible miscarriage of justice, told RIA Novosti in the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE, commenting on the decision of the US Federal government.
Earlier, the U.S. Department of justice reported that Federal authorities plan to resume in mid-July the death penalty after a nearly 20-year hiatus. Death penalty inmates in the United States scheduled on 13, 15 and 17 July and 28 August.
As reported in the Warsaw office of the organization, 55 of the 57 member countries of the OSCE or completely abolished the death penalty or introduced a moratorium as an important step towards its abolition.
"Where the death penalty is still used, the OSCE countries have agreed that it can be used only for the most serious crimes and only in accordance with international obligations. There is ample evidence that the death penalty has not acted as a deterrent, but at the same time making any irreversible miscarriage of justice", - stated in ODIHR.
Earlier it was reported that the execution will be carried out using a drug that is already used in three States (GA, mo and TX). When taking this drug in large doses death occurs from respiratory arrest. Its use is endorsed including by the U.S. Supreme court as the appropriate eighth amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits the use of excessive punishment, including in the implementation of the death penalty.