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Belize: Proposal for return to practise of death penalty.

, Index number: AMR 16/003/2002

In a claim to be "addressing" the issue of violent crime via the resumption of executions, on 6 September the Prime Minister of Belize, Said Musa, brought before the House of Representatives the Belize Constitution Amendment Bill 2002. The Bill proposes to remove the right of appeal to the UK based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - currently the final court of appeal for Belize - in the case of class A murder.

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