USA: Capital deficit: A submission on the death penalty to the UN Human Rights Committee for the 109th Session of the Committee (14 October to 1 November 2013)

An opportunity for scrutiny of the application of the death penalty in the USA comes in October 2013, when the USA’s human rights record will be reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Committee. As outlined in this report, the US administration has been somewhat economical with what it has reported to the Human Rights Committee about the death penalty in the USA and the federal government’s role in a punishment largely conducted at local and state level.

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