English speaking Caribbean: State Killing in the English speaking Caribbean: a legacy of colonial times

English speaking Caribbean: State Killing in the English speaking Caribbean: a legacy of colonial times

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Index Number: AMR 05/003/2002
Date Published: 22 April 2002
Categories: Americas

This report seeks to answer the arguments put forward by the proponents of capital punishment in the English Speaking Caribbean and examines the shortcomings in the administration of the death penalty in the region.The paper primarily focuses on Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, the two countries with the largest death row populations in the region. However, details of other counties are given and the themes and problems illustrated in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are prevalent in the other nations of the ESC.


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