On Death Penalty - To Let Die or Not to Let Die?

10 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2014 Last revised: 20 Jun 2019

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Magdalena Laskowska

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Date Written: 2014


I affirm in my article "On Death Penalty – To Let Die or Not to Let Die?" that the death penalty has a highly limited legal value, and I contemplate the arguments in favor of the capital punishment and against it, focusing on the main international standards and the current statistics performed by the Amnesty International. The fundamental part of the article is the analysis of judicial appraisal of the death penalty in the country where it is applied and that plays a paramount role in the international arena in the legal and extra-legal sphere: in the United States of North America. My article shows glaring errors in the U.S. jurisprudence and absurd judicial interpretations of the Law that constitute the foundations for the legal doctrine.

Keywords: death penalty, jurisprudence on capital punishment

Suggested Citation

Laskowska, Magdalena, On Death Penalty - To Let Die or Not to Let Die? (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2507253 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2507253

Magdalena Laskowska (Contact Author)

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

12 place du Pantheon
Paris cedex 06, 75231

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