Constitutional prohibitions of the death penalty
Out of the 57 countries in the world which have abolished the death penalty for all crimes to date, 24 have gone on to prohibit the death penalty in their constitutions, often on human rights grounds. This makes the abolition even more secure. Five other countries have constitutional provisions which limit the crimes for which the death penalty can be imposed. The texts of the relevant constitutional provisions are set forth in this paper.
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- Morocco: Letter from Amnesty International to the Government of Morocco, 03 July 2020, in English
- Cambodia: Arbitrary detention related to drug policies in Cambodia: Joint submission by Amnesty International and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), June 2020
- Somalia: Authorities must immediately release journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja)