Indonesian law still retain the death penalty for certain crimes. Although the latest issue of the death penalty in Indonesia invited pros and cons reaction. Some time ago, the debate about the death penalty heated up again after President Joko Widodo refused clemency to death row. By law, the reason most frequently asked is, that the death penalty is a model of legal sanctions legacy of the Dutch colonial government and other reasons put forward human rights issues that have been set in 1945, namely the right to life
The important question is, whether the death penalty is still needed or not? The answer to this question led to the pros and cons, because each side has a view of reason and rationality of their own that can not be ignored. Thus, the issue of the death penalty in Indonesia, must be separated from the two poles of a different opinion. The use of the death penalty should be oriented to form and as a result of the crime. With closer in form and effect of any crime, the use of the death penalty to be freed from the view of the pros and cons. That is, whether the death penalty is removed or retained is determined by the classification of the crime itself, and finally, whether the crimes committed by someone actually violate the human rights of others for example, or crimes committed in fact negate the rights of persons and communities to live.