Capital Punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the state-sanctioned homicide of a person as punishment for a crime. The sentence ordering that someone is punished with the death penalty is called a death sentence, and the act of carrying out such a sentence is known as an execution. A prisoner awaiting his or her execution is condemned and is "on death row". Crimes that are punishable by death are known as capital crimes, capital offences or capital felonies, and vary depending on the jurisdiction, but commonly include serious crimes against the person such as murder, mass murder, aggravated …

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MP-IDSA · 23 September 2021 English

To understand the context, within which the TTP came into being and operated over the years, the policies of the Western countries towards the region in the aftermath of 9/11, …

in the government ending a moratorium on capital punishment and going after militants in a more determined


Amnesty International · 23 September 2021 English

The National Assembly debuted its third ordinary session in 2021 on 6 September and is expected to be in session until 30 September. This session is a rare opportunity to …


Amnesty International · 10 September 2021 English

Iranian Kurdish prisoner Heidar Ghorbani is at imminent risk of execution for “armed rebellion against the state” (baghi), despite serious fair trial violations and the trial court confirming that he …


Amnesty International · 10 September 2021 English

Ernest Johnson faces execution on 5 October 2021. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1995 for the 1994 murders of three employees of a convenience store in Missouri. …


Amnesty International · 3 August 2021 Spanish

Following Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 culminating in the November 2020 summit, Saudi Arabian authorities increased their prosecutions and trials of human rights defenders and other dissidents, particularly before …


Amnesty International · 3 August 2021 English

Saudi Arabian authorities have brazenly intensified the persecution of human rights defenders and dissidents and stepped up executions over the past six months, following a lull in prosecutions of activists …


CSD · 13 May 2021 Italian

Nel corso del tempo, la diffusione incontrollata di informazioni e la copertura mediatica dei procedimenti penali hanno sollevato preoccupazioni circa i diritti dei imputati e degli indagati e in particolare …

Law, Volume 24, Issue 3, August 2018. 51 Capital punishment in context, Media influence in capital cases


TSP · 12 May 2021 English

And looking at the entirety of a Aradoz’s case was recommended by a legal clinic case to make sure that it’s done right I think is which Reisig created with …

the death penalty. Pope Francis condemns capital punishment because it • Members of the American Law


Amnesty International · 12 May 2021 English

Quintin Jones’ execution is scheduled for 19 May. He is on death row in Texas, USA in connection with the 1999 murder of his 83-year-old great aunt when he was …


European Court of Human Rights · 10 May 2021 English

Guide on Article 2 - Right to life

State practice in observing the moratorium on capital punishment, have been found by the Court to be strong


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