Factsheet – Lawyers
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 ensuring that adequate mental health expertise is available for defendants in capital cases in which mental or intellectual disabilities are claimed as a factor.
- Document type Academic report
- Themes list Mental Illness, Intellectual Disability,
- Available languages Fiche pratique pour les avocats