The Right to Life

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International human rights law has in turn tried to uphold this most holy and untouchable of rights in a number of agreements between countries. The life of a person is clearly protected from being randomly taken by the state.

The right to life is not, however, as (an extremely important thing that must not be changed or damaged in any way) as it might seem at first sight. There are a number of situations where states may take away from people of life itself and to which international human rights law does not raise an objection. The use of the death penalty is one such example. Human rights law does not prohibit the use of the death penalty as a punishment for crimes but does encourage its permanent ending and try to limit its use. The use of violence in self-defence lies at the base of other (good reasons for: thinking or doing something, or for the existence of something) for the taking of human life. Killing is permitted at times of war save for the murder of people not in the military and prisoners of war. Human rights law this way tries to respond to the many (having to do with right and wrong) two-headed problems raised by the right to life by beginning and building on a range of prohibitions and strong encouragements.

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