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Factsheet for Medical Professions

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2014

While the death penalty remains, persons with mental disabilities are at risk of being sentenced to death and executed in breach of international standards. This briefing paper provides concrete examples of what can be done to address this risk, including by the adoption by national medical professional bodies of codes of conduct ensuring that professionals do not act unethically or unprofessionally in capital cases.