Global Executions Spike by 53% in 2022: Middle East and North Africa Region Dominates
10. South Sudan: 5+
South Sudan: South Sudan’s execution practices have drawn international criticism and calls for reform. Supporters argue that capital punishment serves as a deterrent to serious crimes. Opponents contend that the death penalty violates the right to life and fails to address the root causes of crime.
The use of executions in South Sudan evokes a range of perspectives. Supporters argue that capital punishment serves as a deterrent to serious crimes and provides justice for victims and their families. They emphasize the need for a strong legal system to maintain social order. On the other hand, opponents contend that the death penalty violates the right to life, fails to address the root causes of crime, and carries the risk of executing innocent individuals. They advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and the adoption of alternative sentencing measures that prioritize rehabilitation and restorative justice.