Over the decades, there have been intense debates about the extent to which children should be punished for their crimes. According to international human rights law, children cannot be held to the same standard of accountability as adults. Individuals below the age of 18 are considered to be children. Thus, according to the international human rights law, should not be subjected to the death penalty. Juvenile offenders should not be executed their character and behavior to be remedied through less harsh corrective measures.