El Salvador: Death penalty: Possible reintroduction of the death penalty

El Salvador: Death penalty: Possible reintroduction of the death penalty

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Index Number: AMR 29/009/1996
Date Published: 2 October 1996
Categories: Americas, El Salvador

The Legislative Assembly in El Salvador is about to debate a motion which would reintroduce the death penalty for certain crimes. Should this proposal be approved, El Salvador would be violating Article 4 (3) of the American Convention on Human Rights which states that the death penalty shall not be re-established in states that have abolished it.


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