oa Article 40 - 10 October : World Day Against the Death Penalty

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... Article 37 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child provides that State parties must ensure that ""(a) No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed for offences committed by persons below 18 years of age."" The United States of America has failed to ratify this and other treaties with similar provisions. Since 2000 Texas has been the only jurisdiction in the world to execute juvenile offenders. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the US Constitution ..

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