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The abolition of the death penalty in international law [electronic resource] / William A. Schabas.

By: Schabas, William, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 459 p.).ISBN: 0511064985 (electronic bk.); 9780511064982 (electronic bk.); 9780521814911 (hc); 052181491X (hc); 9780521893442 (pbk.); 0521893445 (pbk.); 0511073445 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511073441 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511180020 (electronic bk.); 9780511180026 (electronic bk.); 9780511494109 (electronic bk.); 0511494106 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Capital punishment | International law | Electronic books | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | Jura Jura | Afschaffing | Doodstraf | Internationaal strafrecht | Humanitair oorlogsrecht | Mensenrechten | Peine de mort | Droit internationalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Abolition of the death penalty in international law.DDC classification: 341.481 Other classification: 86.46 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: This extensively revised third edition considers capital punishment in 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. Includes extensive appendices and introduction by the president of the ICJ.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-453) and index.

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.

This extensively revised third edition considers capital punishment in 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. Includes extensive appendices and introduction by the president of the ICJ.

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