Stop Child Executions! Ending the death penalty for child offenders
International law prohibits the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people younger than 18, yet some countries continue to execute child offenders or sentence them to death. Although executions of child offenders are few compared to the total number of executions in the world, they represent a complete disregard by the executing states of their commitments under international law, and an affront to all notions of morality and decency when it comes to the protection of children. This document describes the use of the death penalty against child offenders worldwide and its prohibition under international law.
Choose a language to view report
- Egypt: Activist arbitrarily deprived of nationality, made stateless
- Human rights impact of counter-terrorism measures and countering (violent) extremism policies and practices on the rights of women, girls and the family- oral statement to the inter-active dialogue with the Special Rapporteur (item 3)
- Bahrain: Joint Open Letter to US Secretary of State Regarding Prioritizing Human Rights in Foreign Policy with Bahrain