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WHY THE DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG

EXECUTION OF MENTALLY ILL

DEATH PENALTY CONTENTS
  
DEATH PENALTY FACT SHEET

    This is a concise pdf document of 10 pages, containing facts and figures about the use of the death penalty in USA. Easy to understand, and straight to the point, this is an important document for anyone wanting to know more about the use of executions.
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WHY THE DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG

   This article explains the problems of executions. You can download the whole article as a text document, or pdf.


THE DEATH PENALTY, Amnesty International,
Questions and Answers

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:
FACTS AND FIGURES ON THE DEATH PENALTY

Hugo Adam Bedau is Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He has written and edited a number of books on political philosophy and on capital punishment, including Death is Different (1987) and The Death Penalty in America, 3rd edition (1982 .

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON THE DEATH PENALTY


LIBRARY DEATH PENALTY
AI Index: ACT 50/010/1998 1 December 1998
AI Index: ACT 50/10/98

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. INTRODUCTION
2. GENERAL HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLES
3. ABOLITION
4. INTERNATIONAL TREATIES FAVOURING ABOLITION
5. NON-USE
6. REDUCTION IN SCOPE
7. NON-EXTENSION OF SCOPE; NON-REINTRODUCTION; NON-INCREASE OF USE
8. NON-RETROACTIVE USE; OFFENDERS TO BENEFIT FROM LIGHTER PUNISHMENT IF DEATH PENALTY IS ABOLISHED
9. SCOPE OF CRIMES PUNISHABLE BY DEATH
10. PEOPLE AGAINST WHOM THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD NOT BE USED
11. SAFEGUARDS FOR FAIR TRIALS
12. RIGHT TO APPEAL TO A COURT OF HIGHER JURISDICTION
13. RIGHT TO SEEK CLEMENCY
14. ADEQUATE TIME BETWEEN SENTENCE AND EXECUTION
15. EXECUTION NOT TO BE CARRIED OUT WHILE APPEAL OR PETITION FOR CLEMENCY IS PENDING
16. OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXECUTION TO BE INFORMED OF STATUS OF CASE
17. PUBLIC EXECUTIONS
18. TREATMENT OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH

APPENDIX: EXTRACTS FROM INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (extracts)
2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (extracts)
3. American Convention on Human Rights (extract)
4. African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (extracts)
5. Convention on the Rights of the Child (extract)
6. General comment on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
7. Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty
8. UN Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/64
9. UN Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/15
10. UN General Assembly resolution 32/61 of 8 December 1977 (extract)
11. UN Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/8
12. Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols (extracts)
13. Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
14. Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty
15. Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental
Freedoms ("European Convention on Human Rights")
Table 1. Restrictions and Safeguards on the Death Penalty

Table 2. Chart of International Instruments

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USA (Indiana): Death Penalty, Arthur P Baird II
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Index: AMR
51/128/2005
15 August 2005

UA 210/05 Death Penalty
USA (Indiana) Arthur P Baird II (m), white, aged 59

Arthur P Baird II is scheduled to be executed on 31 August. He was sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of his parents, Arthur P Baird I and Kathryn Baird, on 7 September 1985. Baird also received a prison sentence of 60 years for the murder, the previous day, of his wife Nadine, who was seven months pregnant at the time, and a further eight years for the murder of the foetus. BairdÂ’s attorney is seeking a stay of execution on the grounds that he is mentally ill.


LIST OF COUNTRIES USING THE DEATH PENALTY

AND

LIST OF COUNTRIES NOT USING THE DEATH PENALTY

   A useful list, showing which countries are still executing, and which countries are no longer using the death penalty. It includes the years that executions stopped.

LINKS TO SITES CONCERNED WITH THE DEATH PENALTY

Abolitionist Action Committee (ACC)
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

American Society of Criminology
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA

Anti-Death Penalty Information
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY

Australian Coaltion against the Death Penalty - ACADP
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY

Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

Catholics Against Capital Punishment
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

Cornell Law School: Legal Information Institute
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: University / College

Council of Europe file on death penalty
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY
Organization type: Intergovernmental Organization (IGO)

Death Penalty Focus
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Not-for-profit Organization


Death Penalty Information Centre
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Not-for-profit Organization
Languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH

Declaration of Life
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and
Organization type: Other

European Coalition Against Death Penalty - ECADP
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Not-for-profit Organization
Languages: ENGLISH, GERMAN, DUTCH, NORWEGIAN, DANISH

HowStuffWorks - How Lethal Injection Works
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and
Organization type: Information resource

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

No To Death Penalty
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)
Languages: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN, DUTCH

The Case Against The Death Penalty
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Other

World Coalition against death penalty
Based in: INTERNATIONAL
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)
Languages: ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH

Human Rights Monitor
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY,



This is an excellent Australian site, with information about all aspects of the death penalty.


http://acadp.com/


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, you will find information here on all human rights issues, including the death penalty.

Support Amnesty International

This is the international site

ABOLITIONIST ACTION COMMITTEE
Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and / USA
Organization type: Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER
This is another site covering most aspects of the death penalty in USA.

Anti-Death Penalty Information

Based in: USA
Focus: DEATH PENALTY and
Organization type: Information resource