El Salvador: Death penalty: Possible reintroduction of the death penalty

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 29/009/1996

The Legislative Assembly in El Salvador is about to debate a motion which would reintroduce the death penalty for certain crimes. Should this proposal be approved, El Salvador would be violating Article 4 (3) of the American Convention on Human Rights which states that the death penalty shall not be re-established in states that have abolished it.

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