A UPR Perspective on Capital Punishment and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nazir, Amna (2022) A UPR Perspective on Capital Punishment and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 19. ISSN 1554-4419

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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in 2006, has been hailed as an innovative mechanism of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. The peer review mechanism assesses the human rights records of all UN Member States and provides recommendations to further the global promotion and protection of human rights. This article provides an analysis of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s third UPR in 2018 with a specific focus on the State’s use of capital punishment. It explores the challenges faced by the UPR and issues recommendations to foster meaningful discourse, in the international community, to protect the right to life and engender change at the domestic level.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1515/mwjhr-2022-0015
21 July 2022Accepted
22 August 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: universal periodic review; human rights council; Saudi Arabia; death penalty; right to life; islamic law
Subjects: CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Amna Nazir
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2023 03:00
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13547

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