USA: Indecent and internationally illegal: The death penalty against child offenders (abridged version)
This report is an abridged version of "USA: Indecent and internationally illegal: The death peanlty against child offenders" (AMR 51/143/2002). It gives details of the national picture of the execution of juveniles, looking particularly at how two key decisions of the US Supreme Court have widened the gap between the USA and most other countries on this issue. The report examines the arguments used by those who oppose the execution of juvenile offenders and provides an overview of the international situation on the use of the death penalty against child offenders.
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