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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, September 25, 2023

Special Issue on the Death Penalty in Asia

Timothy Lindsey and Helen Pausacker (Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School and Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School) have posted Death Penalty in Asia Special Issue: Introduction (Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 24, No. 1, Article 01: 1-5, 2023) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This special issue of the Australian Journal of Asian Law (AJAL) investigates issues relevant to the death penalty in Asia: the continued common use of the death penalty in the region; the procedures used to implement it; the justifications offered in its support, as well as the critiques offered by the reformers who seek its abolition and the campaigns they lead to that end. The articles in this issue therefore explore the current state of laws and policies regulating capital punishment in Asian countries, variously describing their substance and history, examining selected judicial decisions of importance, or investigating recent legal and policy changes.

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