Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

On the 2014 world day against the death penalty, Ban Ki Moon made a strong statement calling for global abolition. ...
Federal Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty as Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty as Unconstitutional

In a stunning – and possibly prescient – decision, United States District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney of the ...
Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

On 21 February 1978, Freddie Hall and his accomplice, kidnapped, raped and murdered a young woman, and in a ...
¿“Derecho” a ignorar el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos?

¿“Derecho” a ignorar el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos?

El 9 de abril, un ciudadano mexicano, Ramiro Hernández-Llanas, fue ejecutado mediante la pena de muerte en Texas. ...
The “Right” to Ignore International Human Rights?

The “Right” to Ignore International Human Rights?

On April 9th, a Mexican citizen, Ramiro Hernández-Llanas, was executed via the death penalty in Texas. He was ...
The Crimes of Gambia's Criminal Justice System

The Crimes of Gambia's Criminal Justice System

Last Autumn, the world witnessed a fleeting frenzy when The Gambia’s eccentric President Jammeh resumed executions ...
Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

By Vrinda Bhandari - Constitutionally speaking, the death penalty in India is limited to the “rarest of the ...
Political Betrayal

Political Betrayal

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week ...

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