Japan: Debating abolition of the death penalty
This document gives information about the death penalty in Japan and about the debate surrounding its abolition. Arguments from both abolitionsists and retentionists in legal, political and academic circles are summarized. These include defence lawyers, prosecutors, Ministry of Justice officials, the government, judges, legal scholars, members of the Diet (Parliament) and religious groups.
Choose a language to view report
- 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