Abolition of the death penalty

Original Language Title: Wet afschaffing doodstraf

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Law of 17 September 1870, abolition of the death penalty

We WILLEM III, at the grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Great-Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc.

Allen, who will see these or read hooren, salut! do n' t know:

We have taken the view that it is necessary to abolish the death penalty, with the reservations to be expressed in the case of military criminal laws;

So it is that we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have found and understand, as we approve, and understand the following:


Article 1 [ Expired by 01-09-1886]

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Article 2

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  • 1 The death penalty is abolished in cases where it is threatened by military criminal laws, but only in the case of crimes committed in time of peace and not in the case of the enemy.

  • 2 Nevertheless, the death penalty has been maintained in all cases of insurrection, rebellion, swords, zamention or mutiny, provided with the artt. 85 to 92 of the Criminal Code for the POWs to water, for so far these crimes are committed on board in the high seas, or in the stranger also in time of peace.


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The death penalty, threatened by military criminal laws, is, in the cases, provided First paragraph of Article 2 , replace:

which with the straw by military imprisonment of not more than twenty years;

with the bullet to a maximum of ten years ' imprisonment.


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Burdens and orders, which are in the State Sheet will be placed, and that all ministerial departments, Authorities, Collegiate Bodies and Officials, with which this is concerned, will hold on to the proper execution.

Given at the Gravenhage, den 17den September 1870

WILLIAM.

The Minister of Justice,

IT ' S LILAAR.

The Minister of War,

J. J. VAN MULKEN.

The Minister of the Navy,

BROCX.

Issued the nine-tenths of September 1870.

The Minister of Justice,

IT ' S LILAAR.