n African Human Rights Law Journal - Tanzania's death penalty debate : an epilogue on

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-073X
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2096



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 , 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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