"All the countries that continue to impose the death penalty on the population are flying in the face of what the United Nations believes is the principled position to end this sort of penalty once and for all", Haq told reporters.
There is now an ongoing lawsuit in the District of Columbia involving the federal lethal injection process.
At the state level, executions have declined greatly in recent years compared to the 1980s and 1990s.
The press release states that the five inmates "exhausted their appellate and post-conviction remedies, and now no legal impediments prevent their executions".
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for increasing use of the death penalty for drug traffickers and mass shooters.
Capital punishment has been abolished in Europe, but it is still considered constitutional in the US.
The Trump administration has reinstated the USA government's power to order the death penalty for federal crimes - and has started by immediately scheduling five executions.
No federal executions have taken place since 2003 as the Justice Department reviewed its lethal injection protocol.
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A single-use drug known as pentobarbital has been instructed to be administered in federal executions and will take place between December 2019 and January 2020.
The first execution is scheduled for 9 December and the remaining four over the following weeks. Shortages of the drug, artificially induced by abolitionist lobbying of pharmaceutical firms, were what led many states to switch their execution protocols to the use of more controversial drugs like midazolam. There are about 2,600 death row inmates, with California detaining the most.
That review has been completed and the executions can continue, the department said.
The federal death penalty is rare compared to executions carried out by state governments, but US President Donald Trump is known to be a fan of the death penalty, suggesting past year that it should be brought back "into vogue".
Ocasio-Cortez shared Pressley's statement on Twitter and Omar said in a statement: "The death penalty is a heinous, totalitarian practice often used against innocent people". The DOJ hopes to side-step such horrifying spectacles by utilizing lethal injection of one-drug, pentobarbital, a barbiturate used in both animal and human euthanasia. All inmates on death row would be resentenced if the bill passed.
They include Daniel Lewis Lee, who robbed and killed a family of three including an eight year old girl in 1996, and Alfred Bourgeois who tortured and sexually molested his two year old daughter before killing her in 2002.
"Each of these inmates has exhausted their appellate and post-conviction remedies", the department added.