Is it possible to find an unbiased juror in the age of ubiquitous social media and internet use? That’s the question for the Supreme Court in an appeal by one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
Indonesian public support for the death penalty declines when they learn more about its scope and administration.
A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
The court has lived up to its promise in most cases, issuing some progressive and ground-breaking decisions and remedies.
While most other Pacific nations take a strong abolitionist stances on the death penalty, PNG is moving in the opposite direction – despite not having executed any prisoners since 1954.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
The most commonly used justification for capital punishment is not actually supported by evidence.
Victim impact statements give survivors a voice in the criminal justice process. But research shows their wrenching personal testimonies may not bring closure and can add racial bias into sentencing.
The Justice Department has approved alternatives to lethal injections for federal executions. But no method of capital punishment has been without gruesome stories of what went wrong.
Negotiations on the recent defence pact between the two nations had stalled over the issue of the death penalty, which Japan has and Australia opposes.
Canadians should know more about how our government co-operates with other countries in criminal cases. Are we unwittingly risking the lives or rights of those accused of crimes?
The promised benefits of lethal injection – a quick, painless death – have never come true. There’s not even agreement about which drugs are best for executions.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently opened a unit for people suffering dementia. But is incarceration a ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment for those who don’t understand why they are behind bars?
The racist legacy of the American death penalty.
Should all-white juries be permitted in death penalty cases involving black defendants?
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?
Sir Alan Herbert’s 1919 novel was based on a true story and highlighted the injustice of executing shell-shocked soldiers for cowardice.
A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.