UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

Regarding Rights: Human Rights concerns over reinstated PNG death penalty

26th September 2014

In this Regarding Rights blog post, CIGJ visiting PhD scholar Betheli O’Carroll reports on legislation amended in Papua New Guinea that extends the death penalty to cover more criminal offences despite studies showing that the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to crime.  Betheli questions these developments in light of increased international concern about protecting human rights.

Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.

About Regarding Rights:

Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

Interested contributors should contact the editors, Benjamin Authers and Emma Larking.

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