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Arbitrary and Capricious: Examining Racial Disparities in Harris County’s Pursuit of Death Sentences

By Texas Defender Service, on 24 April 2024


2024

NGO report

United States


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Published on February 2024.

Texas has executed more people than any other state. However, out of the 254 counties in Texas, 136 have never sent an individual to death row. Harris County—Texas’s largest county and home to the city of Houston—stands out as the “death penalty capital of the world.” Harris County has executed more people than any state in the United States except Texas3 and is responsible for a quarter of the 1,124 people who have been sent to Texas’s death row since 1973.

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  • Countries list United States

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TRENTE ANS DE MORATOIRE: UNE ATTENTE INTERMINABLE

By Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM), on 24 April 2024


Rapport d’ONG

Morocco


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Publié en Avril 2024.

Rabat, le 23 avril 2024. Les acteurs du mouvement abolitionniste marocain appellent l’Etat marocain à s’engager concrètement en faveur de l’abolition de la peine de mort dans leur pays. Dans un rapport d’enquête, réalisé en collaboration avec l’ONG Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM) et publié le 23 avril 2024, les quatre organisations s’inquiètent de la situation des condamnés à mort au Maroc et réclament des avancées concrètes vers l’abolition de la peine de mort. Malgré l’absence d’exécutions depuis plus de trente ans, la peine capitale est encore synonyme de mort au Maroc. Elle est aussi synonyme d’une profonde détresse pour les personnes condamnées et pour leurs familles, disloquées, stigmatisées, qui doivent parfois quitter leur quartier pour éviter le rejet de leur entourage, en raison de la condamnation à mort de leur proche. Pourquoi créer et maintenir tant de souffrance pour une peine qui n’est plus exécutée, interrogent les auteurs du rapport.

  • Document type Rapport d’ONG
  • Countries list Morocco

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Lethal injection in the modern era: cruel, unusual and racist

By Reprieve , on 24 April 2024


NGO report

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

United States


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Published on April 2024.

Researchers at Reprieve conducted an in-depth comparative study of botched lethal injection executions in the modern era of the U.S. death penalty, cross-referenced against the 1,407 lethal injection executions carried out or attempted during that period.

This report examines the phenomenon of botched executions by lethal injection, exploring the trends and contributing factors leading to botched executions through an analysis of 73 botched executions in the 1,407 lethal injection executions since 1977 (known as the modern era of the death penalty in the U.S.). This analysis used a process called multi-variable logistic regression, a type of analysis that assesses the odds of something happening considering multiple variables, to assess how identifiable characteristics (gender, age, and race) were associated with botched executions.

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  • Countries list United States
  • Themes list Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

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Taiwan: Amicus Curiae submission by Amnesty International and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to the Constitutional Court

By Amnesty International, on 23 April 2024


2024

NGO report

Taiwan


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Published on April 8, 2024.

As the Constitutional Court of the Republic of China considers a challenge to the constitutionality of the death penalty, Amnesty International Taiwan and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty submitted a joint amicus curiae intervention, to ensure the protection of the rights of all those under sentence of death. The amicus interveners argue that the use of the death penalty in the Republic of China constitutes a violation of human rights as guaranteed under the Constitution and international law and standards; and sets the country against the global trend, which remains overwhelmingly in favour of abolition.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Countries list Taiwan
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