Human rights, capital punishment and the Commonwealth: still behind the curve

By William A. Schabas / Institute of Commonwealth Studies / Commonwealth Advisory Bureau, on 1 January 2012

In this Opinion, Professor Schabas argues that the Commonwealth is behind the curve of the international trend towards the abolition of the death penalty. He analyses the status and use of capital punishment in Commonwealth countries, as compared to all UN member states more broadly.

  • Document type Article
  • Themes list International law,