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Death Penalty and the Victims

  • Author: UN, OHCHR
  • Publication date: October 2016
  • Page count: 380
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 16.XIV.2

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ISBN: 9789211542172
ISBN: 9789210583954

About the product

This book includes perspectives from a broad range of victims. including family members of the crime victims; convicted persons whose rights are violated by the justice system through wrongful convictions, unequal and discriminatory application of justice, lack of a due process, imposition for crimes that do not meet the “most serious crimes” threshold or to the categories of perpetrators that should be protected from the death penalty (minors, persons with mental or intellectual disabilities, pregnant women), as well as third parties including family members of the convicted person (especially children and primary caretakers) and persons included in criminal proceedings or executions (such as prosecutors, judges, lawyers and executioners). It is argued in this thought provoking book that the state’s right to execute violates the right to life and negatively reflects on human rights of its citizens in general.