The death penalty, also known as capital punishment, refers to the practice by states of putting a person to death for committing certain crimes.
Dozens of countries still use executions as a punishment for certain offenses, although most, including those in the European Union, have abolished it completely. Many people consider the death penalty a violation of human rights. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content on the death penalty.
Dreams of living in an Islamic caliphate or dying as martyrs dashed, many ex-jihadi fighters from Europe now face the death penalty. Will the EU campaign to save citizens who reject its values? DW's Teri Schultz reports.
As part of his plan to fight the opioid crisis in the US, President Trump wants to institute the death penalty for drug dealers. But that's unlikely to happen, the director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project tells DW.