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USA: A learning curve, towards a 'more perfect world': World Day against the Death Penalty to cast spotlight on USA

, Index number: AMR 51/095/2010

For a clear majority of countries, the death penalty is a thing of the past. They have concluded either that it is unnecessary, or that it is incompatible with modern standards of justice, or both. This year the World Day against the Death Penalty – which falls on 10 October – will cast a spotlight on the USA’s continuing resort to judicial killing and activists will redouble calls on the authorities there to join the global abolitionist trend.

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