International law - United Nations

Report on the Death Penalty in Iraq UNAMI/OHCHR

By Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) / United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office, on 1 January 2014

This reporton the death penalty in Iraqis publishedjointlyby the Human RightsOffice of theUnited Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)andthe Office of the United Nations HighCommissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).The first section of this report outlines the international human rights standards on the use of thedeath penalty. The subsequent sections examine the domestic legal framework for the use of thedeath penalty in Iraq, judicial proceedings in death penalty cases, the implementation of the deathpenalty since 2004, and thejustifications put forward by the Government of Iraq for its continueduse. The report concludes with a set of recommendations tothe Iraqi authorities, the Governmentof Kurdistan Region and the international community.

  • Document type International law - United Nations
  • Themes list Due Process , Hanging, Country/Regional profiles,