Introduction: Death Penalty and International Law
Davison M. Douglas
William & Mary Law School
William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 305, 2004
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-61
In recent years, lawyers, policymakers, and legal scholars have devoted increasing attention to the way in which international legal norms regarding capital punishment have influenced the operation of the death penalty in the United States.
This issue of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal is devoted to these questions. Issues addressed in this symposium include: the impact of America’s retention of the death penalty on American foreign policy and diplomatic relationship with other nations, the impact of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations on the implementation of the death penalty in the United States, the impact of America’s use of the death penalty on international extradition, and the issue of the impact of the decisions of international human rights tribunals on the implementation of the death penalty in various nations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: death penalty, international law and the death penalty, extradition and the death penalty, American foreign policy and the death penalty, Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, international human rights tribunals and the death penaltyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 12, 2011 ; Last revised: February 15, 2011
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