Item description for The Barbaric Punishment: Abolishing the Death Penalty (The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library, 12) by Hans Goran Franck, Klas Nyman & William Schabas...
In this volume, Swedish human rights activist and political figure, Hans Gran Franck, examines the administration of the death penalty from a historical perspective. The author's opinions are based on his lifelong work and devotion to abolishing the 'barbaric punishment'. Building upon previously unpublished material and considerable detail drawn from Franck's personal experiences, it focuses on both the progressive developments within European countries and institutions over several decades, and the frustratingly retrograde situation that prevails in the United States.
The author dedicated this book to those facing a sentence of death. During the course of his work, the author traveled to numerous countries and met many condemned men and women. Publication of this important volume, which comes a few years after Hans Gran Franck's untimely passing, coincides with a major development to which he contributed, the adoption of Protocol No. 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which abolishes capital punishment in both wartime and peacetime. William A. Schabas a law professor who specializes in the subject of capital punishment, has ensured that the manuscript is up to date, and contributed the introductory chapter.
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Studio: Kluwer Law International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 904112151X ISBN13 9789041121516
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More About Hans Goran Franck, Klas Nyman & William Schabas
Hans Goran Franck was born in 1925 and died in 1997.