Caribbean: Death penalty in the English-speaking Caribbean: A human rights issue
The UN General Assembly has adopted resolutions calling on member states to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. However, the countries of the English-speaking Caribbean have consistently opposed such international initiatives for worldwide abolition. Although executions are rare in the English-speaking Caribbean, death sentences continue to be handed down. This report counters the myth that the death penalty is an effective deterrent by highlighting the lack of any convincing evidence that it reduces violent crime.
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