Gambia: ECOWAS Court death penalty amicus brief in the case of CSAG

This brief aims to provide the ECOWAS Court of Justice with information on international legal and human rights standards and jurisprudence relating to: (i) the clear trend that exists internationally and in Africa to abolish the death penalty; (ii) the evolving norms of the right to life and freedom from inhumane treatment, under which the death penalty may constitute arbitrary deprivation of life; and (iii) the requirement of strict observance of fair trial standards and due process in death penalty cases.

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