Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Capital punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Court Declares Extradition to Death Penalty Jurisdiction Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404133_text Capital punishment; Extradition; Judiciary - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404133_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Ministry Points Out Right of Appeal for Convicted Muslim Brotherhood Members http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403959_text Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403959_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Defense Lawyers Try to Appeal Death Sentences for Muslim Brotherhood Defendants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Capital punishment; Criminal procedure; Lawyers and legal services - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: First Execution of War Criminal Convicted by International Crimes Tribunal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Capital punishment; War crimes - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: U.N. Official Urges Stay of Executions in Gaza http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403674_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403674_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Committee Passes Resolution on the Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403420_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403420_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Seven Death Sentences Upheld http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403377_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403377_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: UN Calls for Halt of Executions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403368_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403368_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Death Penalty Impositions Temporarily Halted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403332_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403332_text Global Legal Monitor: Gambia: Report of Official Executions Being Carried Out After Long Hiatus http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403303_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403303_text Global Legal Monitor: Zimbabwe: De Facto Moratorium on Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403292_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403292_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: 167 Inmates on Death Row Get Breaks on Sentences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402239_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402239_text Global Legal Monitor: Equatorial Guinea; United Nations: Concern Raised over Executions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402205_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402205_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: New Guidelines on International Cooperation in Death Penalty Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401745_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401745_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401702_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401702_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Criticism of Use of Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401686_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401686_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Says Federal Courts Should Not Ignore Challenges to a Prisoner's Execution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401646_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401646_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Humanitarian Appeal Against Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401025_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401025_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Highest Court Refuses to Outlaw Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540965_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540965_text Global Legal Monitor: Jamaica: House of Representatives Votes to Retain Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540863_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540863_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Reaffirms Ruling on Unconstitutionality of Death Penalty for Child Rape http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540708_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540708_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty for Child Rape Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540477_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540477_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Proposal to Abolish Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540549_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540549_text Global Legal Monitor: Mali: Proposal to End Death Penalty Meets Opposition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540397_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540397_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Lethal Injection Cocktail is Constitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540398_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540398_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Iran Bans Execution in Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540264_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540264_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Basic Information on Executed Criminals Now Available http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540199_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540199_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Execution by Electrocution Held Unconstitutional in Nebraska http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540200_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540200_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Call for Death Penalty Moratorium http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: New Jersey Passes Law Abolishing Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54 On December 17, Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed legislation abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without eligibility of parole. According to a press release issued by the Governor, "New... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402_text Global Legal Monitor: Africa: Death Penalty Developments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540125_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54 On December 17, Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed legislation abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without eligibility of parole. According to a press release issued by the Governor, "New The non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) reported in October 2007 on various developments concerning capital punishment in five African countries. Most notably, Rwanda abolished the death penalty on July 27, 2007, resulting in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540125_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Death Sentences for Ex-Legislators in a Lynching Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540126_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54 On December 17, Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed legislation abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without eligibility of parole. According to a press release issued by the Governor, "New The non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) reported in October 2007 on various developments concerning capital punishment in five African countries. Most notably, Rwanda abolished the death penalty on July 27, 2007, resulting in the On October 1, 2007, the Additional Sessions Judge, Ram Krishna Rai, handed down a landmark judgment when he awarded a former member of the Parliament (M.P.), Anand Mohan, and a former member of the Legislative Assembly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540126_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Repeal of Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540127_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54 On December 17, Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed legislation abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without eligibility of parole. According to a press release issued by the Governor, "New The non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) reported in October 2007 on various developments concerning capital punishment in five African countries. Most notably, Rwanda abolished the death penalty on July 27, 2007, resulting in the On October 1, 2007, the Additional Sessions Judge, Ram Krishna Rai, handed down a landmark judgment when he awarded a former member of the Parliament (M.P.), Anand Mohan, and a former member of the Legislative Assembly On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540127_text Global Legal Monitor: Mali: Cabinet Abolishes Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540128_text Capital punishment - On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On August 14, 2013, Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke out against executions scheduled in the Gaza Strip. The area has been controlled by the organization Hamas since 2007. According to On November 19, 2012, the United Nations Third Committee the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee voted in favor of a resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment. By a vote of 110 for, 39 On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the On September 14, 2012, Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia, set a temporary moratorium on executions in the country. (Gambia Stops Death Row Executions, CBC NEWS (Sept. 15, 2012).) There are 37 people Amnesty International (AI) reported on August 24, 2012, that it had "received credible reports" of nine persons having been executed in The Gambia on the previous night and that more persons might be executed in the Zimbabwe currently retains the death penalty, with 60 people facing death sentences. However, no one has been subjected to capital punishment in eight years, and at present there is no executioner. According to Deputy Justice Minister It was reported on September 13, 2010, that 167 inmates who have been on death row in the Ugandan prison system for over three years have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment, in accordance with In August 2010, four men, including three former military officers, were executed in Equatorial Guinea, after having been charged with treason and terrorism. They were accused of assisting with an armed attack on the presidential palace On December 18, 2009, the Australian government announced that new guidelines governing international law enforcement cooperation in possible death penalty cases had come into effect. (Press Release, Brendan O'Connor andamp; Hon. Robert McClelland, International Law Enforcement On January 1, 2010, a death penalty moratorium, which was introduced in Russia in 1999, was scheduled to expire because of the establishment of courts with jurors in all constituent components of the Russian Federation, a An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. On February 2, 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union, together with Sweden, which will assume the Presidency in June 2009, and the European Commission, appealed in writing to the Governor of Virginia to review It was reported on January 21, 2009, that the Ugandan Supreme Court rejected a petition brought by 418 inmates on death row to have capital punishment declared unconstitutional. The Court held that capital punishment is not In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, Holiday Paradise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion for rehearing and affirmed its June 25, 2008, holding in Kennedy v. Louisiana that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the Eighth On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the U.S. Constitution bars the death penalty for child rape. The case involved a man who was sentenced On May 21, 2008, the Justice Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Wang Ching-feng, announced plans to try to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. Draft legislation has been considered in the Cabinet previously, The government of Mali has proposed ending the use of capital punishment in the country, but opposition politicians have rallied to oppose the move and keep the death penalty. The Cabinet had passed a draft bill On April 16, the Supreme Court ruled that a state's use of a three-drug lethal injection protocol for capital punishment does not violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment in the United States Constitution. According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time On February 8, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that execution by means of electrocution constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under Article I, Section 9 of the Nebraska Constitution and thus that electrocution could no On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment. The vote, held in a plenary session, was 104 nations in favor of the moratorium, 54 On December 17, Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed legislation abolishing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without eligibility of parole. According to a press release issued by the Governor, "New The non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) reported in October 2007 on various developments concerning capital punishment in five African countries. Most notably, Rwanda abolished the death penalty on July 27, 2007, resulting in the On October 1, 2007, the Additional Sessions Judge, Ram Krishna Rai, handed down a landmark judgment when he awarded a former member of the Parliament (M.P.), Anand Mohan, and a former member of the Legislative Assembly On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital L'Essor, a government newspaper in Mali, reported on its Web site on October 18, 2007, that the Cabinet had passed a bill on the abolition of capital punishment, replacing it with life imprisonment. It had been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540128_text