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International non-governmental organizations and the abolition of the death penalty

Kim, Dongwook


During the past 45 years, nearly 100 national states have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. This global diffusion poses a puzzle since capital punishment has long been accepted as the ultimate criminal sanction and its abolition has often been politically unpopular in many parts of the world. Although the literature has provided several possible explanations, the role of human rights international non-governmental organizations in worldwide death penalty abolition has not yet received...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of International Relations
DOI: 10.1177/1354066115595705


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