Government body report

Position Paper No. 2 on the Abolition of the Death Penalty

By Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, on 1 January 2007

This paper outlines the case for abolition of the death penalty in Kenya from a human rights perspective, including the position of the National Commissionon the subject. It seeks to persuade the public, and policy makers on the need to abolish capital punishment. Informed by the various theories of punishmentand human rights principles, the paper addresses arguments by the proponents of the death penalty; builds a case for abolition of the death penalty; andfi nally makes recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders for necessary action towards abolition of the death penalty.

  • Document type Government body report
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Country/Regional profiles,