International Standards on the Death Penalty
This document gives extracts from international instruments and other authoritative statements relevant to the abolition of the death penalty, arranged by subject. Many of the texts quoted in this document set out safeguards and restrictions on the use of the death penalty. Important safeguards on the conduct of death penalty cases in situations of armed conflict are set out in the laws of armed conflict and these standards are cited in the Appendices.
Choose a language to view report
- Bangladesh: Joint letter re: Plans to move Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island
- United Arab Emirates: Open letter to the United Arab Emirates calling for the release of prominent lawyer and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken
- Cuba: Opposition leader at risk of torture: José Daniel Ferrer Garcia