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Abolishing the Death Penalty Worldwide: The Impact of a "New Dynamic"

Abstract:

The number of countries to abolish capital punishment has increased remarkably since the end of 1988. A "new dynamic" has emerged that recognizes capital punishment as a denial of the universal human rights to life and to freedom from tortuous, cruel, and inhuman punishment, and international human rights treaties and institutions that embody the abolition of capital punishment as a universal goal have developed. We pay attention to the political forces important in generating the new dynamic...

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10.1086/599200

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
Journal:
CRIME AND JUSTICE: AREVIEW OF RESEARCH, VOL 38
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-63
Publication date:
2009
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ISSN:
0192-3234
URN:
uuid:edd31918-175c-49f8-8e07-d47f4ba7f535
Source identifiers:
479709
Local pid:
pubs:479709
Language:
English

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