This submission looks at various ways in which the right to life is violated by the death penalty and how existed safeguards against arbitrary death sentences and executions should be interpreted or strengthened in the light of other human rights developments in recent decades. It draws on insights from PRI’s publication Strengthening death penalty standards.
PRI also delivered an oral statement at the half-day discussion on the UN Human Rights Committee General Comment No. 36 – Article 6: Right to life, and made a supplementary written submission based on comments made at the half-day discussion.
Read our statements below.
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