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Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Africa: A Human Rights Perspective

Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Africa: A Human Rights Perspective
by Lilian Chenwi
2007
ISBN: 978-0-9802658-0-4
Pages: 239
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

In Towards the abolition of the death penalty in Africa - a human rights perspective, the author shows that international law increasingly recognises that the imposition and execution of the death penalty constitute violations of human rights. The author locates an emerging international trend towards the abolition of capital punishment in the African context. In doing so, she provides a particular African perspective on the issue. In this rich and informative text, she reflects on the role and impact of relevant UN instruments on African states, and analyses related African regional instruments, domestic law and case-law.

About the editor:

Lilian Chenwi is Associate Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand


Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF SELECTED STATUTES
TABLE OF AFRICAN NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONS
TABLE OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

ARTICLES

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. History, current status and application of the death penalty in Africa
  • 3. The right to life and the death penalty in Africa
  • 4. The prohibition of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the death penalty in Africa
  • 5. Fair trial rights and their relation to the death penalty in Africa
  • 6. Conclusion

BIBLIOGRAPHY
OTHER INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS
SELECTED WEBSITES
SUBJECT INDEX


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