There is no actual evidence that the application of capital punishment will prevent narcotics and illegal drugs traffic. This opinion was conveyed by Prof. Jeffrey Fagan, the expert from
Jeffrey also added that the best way to overcome narcotics and illegal drugs trafficking problem is through medical treatment and rehabilitation for the narcotics and illegal drug users.
On the same occasion, the Chairperson of the National Commission on Human Rights, Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara, explained that up to July 2006, there had been only 68 states that continued to apply the capital punishment practices (including
In response to the question as to whether the application of capital punishment as a legal product still had constitutional foundation, Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara said that in the internal discussion of the National Commission on Human Rights, the majority was of the opinion that the capital punishment had no longer constitutional foundation. âIndeed, there are some other internal views from the National Commission of the Human Rights which still approve the capital punishment,â he remarked. (Luthfi Widagdo Eddyono)