Human rights v. the death penalty: Abolition and restriction in law and practice

Human rights v. the death penalty: Abolition and restriction in law and practice

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Index Number: ACT 50/013/1998
Date Published: 1 December 1998

This document sets out the arguments for understanding the death penalty as a human rights violation and examines the way in which international standards have developed to place tighter restrictions upon it. It also examines the growing trend towards abolition by international bodies and how this is reflected in the decisions of national courts.


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