NGO report

The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2015

By Rick Lines / Harm Reduction International, on 1 January 2015

In this new fourth edition of HRI’s ‘Global Overview’ series, HRI updates its previous research on the death penalty for drugs worldwide, and it considers critical developments on the issue. While the report notes that there still are a troubling number of governments with capital drug laws, in practice very few states execute people for drugs. The number of people killed for drug-related offences is high because China, Iran and Saudi Arabia are aggressive executioners. Those governments that kill for drugs are an extreme fringe of the international community.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Drug Offences,