n African Human Rights Law Journal - Tanzania's death penalty debate : an epilogue on Republic v Mbushuu
|Article Title||Tanzania's death penalty debate : an epilogue on Republic v Mbushuu|
|© Publisher:||Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)|
|Journal||African Human Rights Law Journal|
|Author||Aniceth Gaitan and Bernhard Kuschnik|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||459 - 481|
The imposition of the death sentence seems to be a common method of punishing grave offenders in Africa. In Tanzania, the most famous case involving capital punishment is Republic v Mbushuu, where the accused were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1994. Yet, there seems to be a new trend - among other things sparked by developments in international criminal justice - to work towards the abolishment of capital punishment. The article gives insights into legal and interdisciplinary considerations from an African-European perspective and calls for a progressive approach to the death penalty debate that works hand in hand with the legal understanding of the international community.
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