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Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia
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Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Roger Hood and Surya Deva

Abstract

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 the ... More

Keywords: capital punishment, human rights, international law standards, Asia, death penalty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Hood, editor
Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Oxford and Emeritus fellow

Surya Deva, editor
Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

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Introduction

Roger Hood, and Surya Deva

Part I Situating Asia in an International Human Rights Context

Part II The Progress So Far

Part III Public Opinion and Death Penalty Reform

Part IV The Politics of Capital Punishment in Practice

End Matter