Death Penalty

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

The Centre on the Death Penalty at National Law University, Delhi conducted an opinion study with 60 former Indian ...
Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

On 16th December 2012, a particularly disturbing case of gangrape and murder in New Delhi (‘the Delhi gangrape ...
Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

On January 26 2017, a federal court in Ohio ruled that its current execution method is unconstitutional. This was ...
The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

The Rise of the Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa

In the six years following the Arab Spring, there has been a notable increase in death sentences and executions in ...
Donald Trump is President: What are the Implications for the Death Penalty?

Donald Trump is President: What are the Implications for the Death Penalty?

Prior to the election of Donald Trump, death penalty abolitionists were quietly confident that capital punishment ...
Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

Killing Time: A Comment on the Case of Brandon Astor

On 3 February 2016, the State of Georgia executed a 72 year old man - Brandon Astor – by lethal injection. Astor ...
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last ...
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The Human Rights and Democracy Report (2015) recently released by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office ...
UN Human Rights Council Adopts Belgian Resolution on Capital Punishment

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Belgian Resolution on Capital Punishment

On 1 October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) in Geneva adopted a resolution on capital punishment ...
Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

In what can be termed as a watershed moment in the fight against death penalty in India, the Law Commission in its ...
The Death Penalty Lives on in Zambia Despite the Country’s Constitutional Reform

The Death Penalty Lives on in Zambia Despite the Country’s Constitutional Reform

Zambia, like most countries in Africa, has retained the death sentence on its criminal law statutes for a limited ...
Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

The week before last, the Pakistani Supreme Court admitted Asia bibi’s appeal against her conviction and death ...

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