West Africa: Time to abolish the death penalty

West Africa: Time to abolish the death penalty

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Index Number: AFR 05/003/2003
Date Published: 9 October 2003
Categories: Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D'ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

This doument summarizes each of the 16 ECOWAS countries' legislation on the death penalty, provides information on the most recent executions and convictions and notes the view currently taken by the governments concerned. Two thirds have already abolished the death penalty


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