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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Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 Persian

This research briefing documents the horrifying surge in executions in Iran in 2023, the highest in eight years. More than half of the executions were for drug-related offences amid a …


Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 English

Robust international action is urgently needed to halt a horrifying surge in executions that saw Iran’s prisons transformed into sites of mass killings in 2023, said Amnesty International. In a …


Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 Spanish

Fears are mounting that thousands of people have been sentenced to death and are at risk of execution or are facing investigations or prosecution on capital drug-related offences, amid a …


Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 English

This research briefing documents the horrifying surge in executions in Iran in 2023, the highest in eight years. More than half of the executions were for drug-related offences amid a …

ratified in 1994, provides that neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility


Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 English

Fears are mounting that thousands of people have been sentenced to death and are at risk of execution or are facing investigations or prosecution on capital drug-related offences, amid a …


Amnesty International · 3 April 2024 French

Fears are mounting that thousands of people have been sentenced to death and are at risk of execution or are facing investigations or prosecution on capital drug-related offences, amid a …


DPG: Delhi Policy Group · 30 March 2024 English

The engagement between the regional grouping of Southeast Asian countries, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and China will play a critical role in determining the future of security …

Australia. Additionally, Indonesia’s use of capital punishment on Australian drug traffickers remains a


Amnesty International · 25 March 2024 English

Amnesty International welcomes the government’s commitment to investigate and prosecute human rights violations by its security forces and to uphold the principle of non-refoulment for Rohingya refugees. Regrettably, the government …


Amnesty International · 21 March 2024 Spanish

Willie Pye, a 58-year-old Black man, was executed in Georgia on 20 March 2024. He had been on death row for more than a quarter of a century. His appeal …


AALCO: Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization · 21 March 2024 English

The Verbatim Record of Discussions contains the texts of the statements of the Inaugural Session, the three meetings of the Delegations of the Member States, five general meetings and the …

retain their discretionary power to impose capital punishment in exceptional cases. However, for the most


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