Amnesty International Releases Annual Global Report on the Death Penalty

Earlier this month, Amnesty International released its annual global report, “Death Sentences and Executions 2015.” As the name indicates, the report covers the judicial use of the death penalty throughout the world from January to December 2015. At least 1,634 people were put to death worldwide in 2015, which 573 more executions than documented in […]

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Amnesty International Releases Worldwide Death Penalty Stats for 2012

Amnesty International has released its annual report on death sentences and executions for 2012. Worldwide, 682 people were executed this past year, compared to 680 in 2011. Sentencing fell from 1,923 death sentences in 63 countries in 2011 to 1,722 in 58 countries in 2012. Amnesty International asserts that the global trend is towards abolition, […]

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Amnesty International 2009 report on the death penalty

On March 30, 2010 Amnesty International published their annual report “Death Sentence and Executions 2009”. The report covers worldwide development of the death penalty including countries that carried out executions, new death sentences, and the movement toward abolishment of the practice. The report details the 18 countries in which executions took place in 2009. The […]

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