Title:Role of national human rights institutions in abolishing capital punishment: a critical evaluation
Authors:Murthy, YSR
Keywords:Capital punishment
National law
Death penalty
National human rights institutions
Human rights law
Issue Date:31-Dec-2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, New York
Citation:Murthy, YSR. (2013). Role of national human rights institutions in abolishing capital punishment: a critical evaluation. In Hood, Roger and Deva, Surya (eds). Confronting capital punishment in Asia: human rights, politics and public opinion.: 68-89
Abstract:This chapter examines the impact of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) on law reform efforts aimed at abolishing the death penalty in the Asia Pacific region. It addresses the following questions: What, if any, has been the contribution of NHRIs in seeking to secure abolition of the death penalty? Are they protectors or pretenders? Are they catalysts for good and humane governance or are they passive bystanders? It is shown that practices of NHRIs in the region have been generally marred by restrictive mandates and lack of initiatives in the direction of harmonizing national legislation with international human rights instruments.
URI:http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.001.0001/acprof-9780199685776-chapter-5
http://hdl.handle.net/10739/1239
ISBN:9780199685776
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications