Death Penalty in Europe: Only for Enemies of the State
Professor Schachtschneider pointed out that it [the European Union reform treaty, a.k.a. the Lisbon Treaty] also reintroduces the death penalty in Europe, which I think is very important, in light of the fact that, especially Italy was trying to abandon the death penalty through the United Nations, forever. And this is not in the treaty, but in a footnote, because with the European Union reform treaty, we accept also the European Union Charter, which says that there is no death penalty, and then it has a footnote, which says, “except in the case of war, riots, upheaval” – then the death penalty is possible. Schachtschneider points to the fact that this is an outrage, because they put it in a footnote of a footnote, and you have to read it, like really like a super-expert to find out!
TAP – ‘Enemies’ of The State can be teleologically interpreted by EU judges to include mere ‘opponents’ of the State. Those who want to Leave the EU will become criminals, facing the death penalty.
France held pubic beheadings until 1981.