Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

By Roger Hood / Oxford University Press / Surya Deva, on 1 January 2013

This book shows that the majority of Asian countries have been particularly resistant to the abolitionist movement and tardy in accepting their responsibility to uphold the safeguards. The essays contained in this volume provide an in-depth analysis of changes in the scope and application of the death penalty in Asia with a focus on China, India, Japan, and Singapore. They explain the extent to which these nations still fail to accept capital punishment as a human rights issue, identify impediments to reform, and explore the prospects that Asian countries will eventually embrace the goal of worldwide abolition of capital punishment.

  • Document type Book
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Death Penalty, Country/Regional profiles,