International Standards on the Death Penalty

International Standards on the Death Penalty

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Index Number: ACT 50/001/2006
Date Published: 1 January 2006

This document gives extracts from international instruments and other authoritative statements relevant to the abolition of the death penalty, arranged by subject. Many of the texts quoted in this document set out safeguards and restrictions on the use of the death penalty. Important safeguards on the conduct of death penalty cases in situations of armed conflict are set out in the laws of armed conflict and these standards are cited in the Appendices.


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