We believe the death penalty, however administered, will almost always violate universally accepted and absolute human rights, namely, the right to life and the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
We continue to implement appropriate legal strategies designed to ensure that the imposition and application of the death penalty complies with international human rights law. This takes place at national level, in criminal and constitutional proceedings, but also frequently at the international level, in individual and group applications to international human rights bodies such as the UN Human Rights Committee, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
Where violations of international human rights law take place, cases are taken to international and regional human rights tribunals seeking appropriate remedies. This serves to promote minimum fair trial guarantees in capital cases, and seeks to develop human rights standards restricting the imposition and implementation of the death penalty.
For more detailed information on the specific cases we have brought before the international tribunals, click here.
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