When the State Kills: The Death Penalty : A Human Rights Issue - Amnesty International
In this disturbing report, Amnesty International surveys in detail the use of the death penalty in 180 countries around the world. It analyses the arguments used to justify the penalty and shows how they fail the tests of logic and experience. The report makes grim reading — but it also offers hope: it shows that nearly half the countries of the world have already abolished the death penalty or discontinued its use. It points ahead to a world without executions.