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

Author: Roger Hood; Surya Deva
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Confronting capital punishment in Asia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013943930
(OCoLC)857524172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Hood; Surya Deva
ISBN: 9780191765773 0191765775 0191509019 9780191509018
OCLC Number: 870284473
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: State execution : is Asia different and why? / Franklin E. Zimring --
The impact and importance of international human rights standards : Asia in world perspective / Saul Lehrfreund --
Examining China's responses to the global campaign against the death penalty / Michelle Miao --
The role of national human rights institutions in abolishing capital punishment : a critical evaluation / Y.S.R. Murthy --
The role of abolitionist nations in stopping the use of the death penalty in Asia : the case of Australia / Sam Garkawe --
Recent reforms and prospects in China / Liu Renwen --
Abolition of the death penalty in India : legal, constitutional, and human rights dimensions / Amit Bindal and C. Raj Kumar --
Singapore's death penalty : the beginning of the end? / Michael Hor --
Progress and problems in Japanese capital punishment / David T. Johnson --
Capital punishment reform, public opinion, and penal elitism in the People's Republic of China / Børge Bakken --
Challenging the Japanese government's approach to the death penalty / Mai Sato --
Suspending death in Chinese capital cases : the road to reform / Susan Trevaskes --
Death penalty in the rarest of rare cases : a critique of judicial choice-making / Surya Deva --
Don't be cruel : the death row phenomenon and India's delay jurisprudence / Bikramjeet Batra.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Hood and Surya Deva.

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This volume explores the continued use of capital punishment in Asia and the reasons behind its retention. Various contributions offer insights into the politics, practice and public opinion of Asian  Read more...

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