From Latin exsecutio, the term execution lets name the action and effect of executing . This verb has several meanings: put something to work, play something easily, play a piece of music, play, claim a debt by an executive procedure or, in computing , perform the operations that are specified by a Program .
An execution can therefore be a action That is concrete. For example: “I gave an order and I want to see its execution”, “The execution cannot take place three days after the order has been placed”, "Martinez was wrong in the execution of the penalty and his team could not tie the game".
At art , the execution is linked to the way of doing something : “The execution of the pianist was phenomenal: the audience applauded him standing for several minutes”, "The idea of the sculptor seemed interesting, but seeing the finished work, there was a feeling that he failed in the execution".
Law, justice and the line between legal and unconstitutional
In the field of right and the Justice , the concept of execution has two great uses.
On the one hand, it refers to kill a condemned : "The execution of the Iraqi dictator was carried out despite the protests of thousands of people", “A few hours ago, the execution of the serial killer from Texas was completed, who was executed with a lethal injection”.
In this sense, we talk about execution when, after a Legal procedure, an individual's life is taken away because it is the only alternative that justice finds to be performed properly. This way of understanding justice is absolutely strict and authoritative. Try to assert yourself in a dangerous arbitrariness, of which many times people who have not committed the crime are victims for which they are running.
Regarding this topic many literary works have been written . One of them is the one published by Victor Hugo, "The last day of a death row inmate." A creepy narrative where we are shown the humanity behind the individual who is taken to the scaffold.
In this same meaning, the term can also refer to a illegal act. It is called extrajudicial execution and refers to a murder perpetuated by a government or person with a certain authority that is carried out outside the law, disregarding the rights of citizens and without waiting for legal approval. In these kinds of murders are those committed by various unconstitutional governments, like the dictatorships that ruled in several Latin American countries over time.
On the other hand, this concept may refer to a Judicial procedement With seizure and sale of goods to achieve debt payment: "Nothing and nobody can prevent the execution: we will have to leave the house", "The mayor promised that he will stop the foreclosures that affect the mortgage debtors".
It is curious to think that the line that divides the constitutional acts of those carried out outside the law is so diffuse and that the same concept can be used in both cases. At this point one might wonder if really the human being has the right to take the life of another individual, beyond their actions or crimes committed. Not only in regard to the possibility of equivocation, irrefutable in the human being, but also in terms of the right of all living beings to choose for life. Surely the solution is not to release criminals, but to allow them to choose his own sentence.