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.
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- South Sudan: Open Letter from Secretary-General Salil Shetty to President Salva Kiir on prolonged detentions, enforced disappearances, and reported deaths while in government custody
- USA: Fair trial concern revisted as execution looms: Stacey Johnson
- USA: Bipolar disorder not raised at trial, execution set: Jack Jones