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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Butt on the Death Penalty in Indonesia

Simon Butt (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Asia-Pacific: Judicial Responses to the Death Penalty in Indonesia (Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 134-135, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In two recent cases, judges of the Indonesian Supreme Court have commuted death penalties for drug offences to terms of imprisonment, holding that the death penalty is unconstitutional because it breaches the right to life. This article argues, however, that these decisions are exceptional and probably not indicative of a general judicial movement away from imposing the death penalty in Indonesia, particularly for drug offences.

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