Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Hardcover | December 7, 2013

EditorRoger Hood, Surya Deva

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Capital punishment has for many years now been the subject of controversy and moral debate. With the strengthening focus worldwide on human rights there has been a movement to abolish this form of punishment or in the least, uphold the minimum international law standards aimed at protectingthe rights of those facing capital punishment.This book identifies Asia as being particularly unaffected by these international pressures. The essays contained in this volume provide an analysis of changes in the scope and application of the death penalty in Asian countries, and explain in what ways they fail to meet these international lawstandards.

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Capital punishment has for many years now been the subject of controversy and moral debate. With the strengthening focus worldwide on human rights there has been a movement to abolish this form of punishment or in the least, uphold the minimum international law standards aimed at protectingthe rights of those facing capital punishment....

Roger Hood is a Research Associate, formerly Professor of Criminology and Fellow of All Souls College, and former Director of the Centre for Criminological Research, All Souls College. He received the Cesare Beccaria Medal in 2011 from the International Society for Social Defence and a Humane Criminal Policy for his contributions towa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:310 pagesPublished:December 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685770

ISBN - 13:9780199685776

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Situating Asia in an International Human Rights Context1. Franklin E Zimring: State Execution: Is Asia Different and Why?2. Saul Lehrfreund: The Impact and Importance of International Human Rights Standards: Asia in World Perspective3. Michelle Miao: Examining China's Response to the Global Campaign against the Death Penalty4. YSR Murthy: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Abolishing Capital Punishment: A Critical Evaluation5. Sam Garkawe: The Role of Abolitionist Nations in stopping the use of the Death Penalty in Asia: The Case of AustraliaThe Progress So Far6. Liu Renwen: Recent Reforms and Prospects in China7. Amit Bindal and C Raj Kumar: Abolition of the Death Penalty in India: Constitutional and Human Rights Dimensions8. Michael Hor: Singapore's Death Penalty: The Beginning of the End?9. David T Johnson: Progress and Problems in Japanese Capital PunishmentPublic Opinion and Death Penalty Reform10. Borge Bakken: Capital Punishment Reform, Public Opinion, and Penal Elitism in the People's Republic of China11. Mai Sato: Challenging the Japanese Government's Approach to the Death PenaltyThe Politics of Capital Punishment in Practice12. Susan Trevaskes: Suspending Death in Chinese Capital Cases: The Road to Reform13. Surya Deva: Death Penalty in the 'Rarest of Rare' Cases: A Critique of Judicial Choice-Making14. Bikramjeet Batra: Don't be Cruel: The 'Death Row Phenomenon' and India's 'Delay' Jurisprudence