NGO report

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2010

By Rick Lines / Patrick Gallahue / Harm Reduction International, on 1 January 2010

The report is the first detailed country by country overview of the death penalty for drugs, monitoring both national legislation and state practice of enforcement. Of the states worldwide that retain the death penalty, 32 jurisdictions maintain laws that prescribe the death penalty for drug offences. The study also found that in some states, drug offenders make up a significant portion – if not the outright majority – of those sentenced to death and/or executed each year.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Drug Offences,