The Global Trend Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Yorke, Jon (2018) The Global Trend Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty. In: The Modern History of Death. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 1-30. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The biennial vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations has consistently revealed the global movement towards a world without the death penalty. Since the end of the 1980s we have seen a trend in the reduction of capital convictions and executions, and an increase in countries moving from retentionist to de facto and then de jure abolitionist. This chapter charts the abolitionist movements in the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union, the Organisation of American States, and the African Union. It will place the global movement for abolition within the temporal context of the ICCPR article 6(6), and reveal that the global trend towards abolition is guided by a control over the pressure of time in international human rights law.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Jon Yorke
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 16:26
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 16:26
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6699

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