International Standards on the Death Penalty
This document gives extracts of international instruments relevant to the abolition or restriction of the death penalty, arranged by subject. The texts of the relevant sections of the instruments are given in an appendix. A checklist of the restrictions and safeguards appearing in different international instruments and a list indicating the scope of the various instruments are given in two tables at the end of the document.
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- Fair Hearings and Implementation of Court Orders are key for Guaranteeing the Right to Adequate Housing: Amnesty International Written Statement to the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
- Russia: Further information: Prominent defender must be released: Oyub Titiev
- Lesotho: Authorities must ensure an independent investigation into torture allegations and death