International law - United Nations

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2012 Tipping the Scales for Abolition

By Patrick Gallahue / Fifa Rahman / Ricky Gunawan / Harm Reduction International / Karim El Mufti / Najam U Din / Rita Felten, on 1 January 2012

There are many routes towards abolition of the death penalty. The courtroom is just one of them, as is the reduction of the number of offences for which the death penalty may be applied. However, considering how clearly international human rights bodies have set out the international norms against these laws, governments should now be forced to defend these international standards against the use of the death penalty.

  • Document type International law - United Nations
  • Themes list Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, Drug Offences,