Confronting capital punishment in Asia: human rights, politics, and public opinion

Roger Hood (Editor), Surya Deva (Editor)

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Capital punishment has for many years now been the subject of controversy and moral debate. With the strengthening focus worldwide on human rights, there has been a movement to abolish this form of punishment or in the least, uphold the minimum international law standards aimed at protecting the rights of those facing capital punishment. This book identifies Asia as being particularly unaffected by these international pressures. The chapters contained in this volume provide an analysis of changes in the scope and application of the death penalty in Asian countries, and explain in what ways they fail to meet these international law standards.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages321
ISBN (Print)9780199685776
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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