Toward a world without the death penalty

Yorke, Jon and Storey, Alice (2020) Toward a world without the death penalty. In: The Routledge Handbook of Death since 1800. Routledge, pp. 109-122. ISBN 9780367137168

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The death penalty is one of the oldest attributes of state power, also sanctioned by most traditional religions. But beginning in the 18th century a movement to reconsider gained considerable momentum, raising unprecedented questions about the morality and utility of capital punishment. This trend gained decisive new strength after World War II, ultimately becoming a key component of international human rights discussions and a number of regional and international agreements.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 14 October 2020
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Alice Storey
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 10:47
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 13:51

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