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The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law

The Abolition of the Death Penalty in International Law

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893442

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  • This extensively revised third edition covers developments since publication of the second edition in 1997. It includes consideration of the UN human rights system, international humanitarian law, European human rights law and Inter-American human rights law. New chapters address capital punishment in African human rights law and international criminal law. An extensive list of appendices contains many of the essential documents for the study of capital punishment in international law. (Introduced with a Foreword by Judge Gilbert Guillaume, President of the International Court of Justice.) Previous Edition Hb (1997): 0-521-58135-4 Previous Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-58887-1

    • Comprehensive review of human rights law on the subject of the death penalty
    • Seminal, authoritative presentation
    • Third edition considers legislation in the field
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893442
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface to the Third Edition
    Table of cases
    Table of International Instruments
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Recognition of the Right to Life
    2. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: drafting, ratification and reservation
    3. Interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    4. Towards abolition: the Second Optional Protocol and other developments in the United Nations
    5. International humanitarian law
    6. International criminal law
    7. European human rights law
    8. Inter-American human rights law
    9. African human rights law
    Conclusion
    Appendices: I. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    II. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    III. Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    IV. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Aimed at Abolition of the Death Penalty
    V. General Comment 6(16) (excerpts)
    VI. Convention against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    VII. Convention on the Rights of the Child
    VIII. Safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty
    IX. Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
    X. Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilians
    XI. Protocol Additional I to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Relating to The Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts
    XII. Protocol Additional II to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Relating to The Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts
    XIII. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
    XIV. Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
    XV. Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty
    XVI. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
    XVII. European Union Minimum Standards Paper
    XVIII. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Commitments
    XIX. American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man
    XX. American Convention on Human Rights
    XXI. Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
    XXII. African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights
    XXIII. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
    XXIV. Arab Charter on Human Rights
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    William A. Schabas, National University of Ireland, Galway

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