NGO report

The Death Penalty for Drug Crimes in Asia

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty / Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH), on 1 January 2015

The report, published for the 13th World Day against the Death Penalty, analyzes how the death penalty is applied for drug-related crimes in Asia, evaluates the most common arguments used by governments to justify their use of this inhumane and illegal measure, and exposes why these arguments are unjustified. Asia is the continent that executes the most people for drug-related crimes. However, the death penalty has not proven to be effective in reducing drug crimes in Asia.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Drug Offences, Country/Regional profiles,