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The abolition of the death penalty in international law

Author: William Schabas
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This revised 2002 edition considers new legislation relating to the death penalty in international law.

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)50615512
(OCoLC)50056170
(OCoLC)59462493
(OCoLC)319601625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Schabas
ISBN: 052181491X 9780521814911 0521893445 9780521893442 0511494106 9780511494109
OCLC Number: 50615512
Description: xlv, 459 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognition of the right to life --
The International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights: drafting, ratification and reservation --
Interpretation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights --
Towards abolition: the Second Option Protocol and other developments --
International humanitarian law --
International criminal law --
European human rights law --
African human rights law --
Conclusion --
Appendices. Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ; Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ; Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty ; General Comment 6(16) (experts) ; Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ; Convention on the Rights of the Child ; Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty ; Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War ; Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilians ; Protocol Additional I to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts ; Protocol Additional II to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts ; Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ; Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights) ; Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty ; Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ; European Union Minimum Standards Paper ; Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Commitments ; American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man ; American Convention on Human Rights ; Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty ; African Charter of Human Peoples' Rights ; African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child ; Arab Charter on Human Rights.
Responsibility: William A. Schabas.
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