Death Penalty Policy in Countries in Transition
Futamura, Madoka (2013). Death Penalty Policy in Countries in Transition. United Nations University.
Sub-type Policy brief Author Futamura, Madoka Title Death Penalty Policy in Countries in Transition Volume/Issue No. 9 Publication Date 2013 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher United Nations University Pages 8 Language eng Abstract Countries under transition from war to peace or from an authoritarian to a democratic regime face fundamental political and social transformations and difficulties in emerging from a problematic past. The transition presents challenges but also opportunities for countries to reconsider their death penalty policies. It is in such a context that some countries abolish, retain or even actively resort to the death penalty to tackle transitional needs. Those who are working for abolition of the death penalty need to go beyond the human rights approach and take a more holistic approach to understand the fragile and complex local situation and needs in which the death penalty becomes a highly political issue. Copyright Holder United Nations University Copyright Year 2013 Copyright type Creative commons ISSN 1814802 ISBN 9789280831
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