31 Oct '17, 11pm

Taiwan’s enduring death penalty - Author: Margaret K Lewis, Seton Hall University In May 2014, a man stabbed fo...

Taiwan’s enduring death penalty - Author: Margaret K Lewis, Seton Hall University In May 2014, a man stabbed fo...

As 2017 draws to a close, it appears likely that it will be an execution-free year in Taiwan. But there still remains a lack of momentum for outright abolition in the executive and legislative branches, and Taiwan’s Constitutional Court has not yet intimated that it might issue a decision rendering the practice unconstitutional. As such, the death penalty is expected to linger, experiencing periods of disuse disrupted by occasional executions. This enduring use of the death penalty remains a stain on Taiwan’s otherwise steadily improving record of championing international human rights norms.

Full article: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/01/taiwans-enduring-...

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