Life Imprisonment

Life Imprisonment

Author: Dirk van Zyl Smit

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674989115

Category: Law

Page: 428

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Life imprisonment has replaced the death penalty as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. Consequently, it has become the leading issue of international criminal justice reform. In the first survey of its kind, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton argue for a human rights–based reappraisal of this harsh punishment.
Life Imprisonment
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Dirk van Zyl Smit
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-14 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Life imprisonment has replaced the death penalty as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. Consequently, it has become the leading issue of international criminal justice reform. In the first survey of its kind, Dirk van Zyl Smit and Catherine Appleton argue for a human rights–based reappraisal of
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Pages: 196
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Categories: Law
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