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Part B Issues, Institutions, and Personalities, D

Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 November 2020

One of the great themes in international human rights law since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 has been the abolition of the death penalty. At the close of World War II, it was employed by virtually all states in the world, with a few notable exceptions. Even in several European states, where the practice was in disuse, it was revived for Nazi collaborators. Capital punishment was practiced by the Nuremberg IMT and the Tokyo International Military Tribunal (IMTFE), as well, of course, as by national jurisdictions. Norwegian...
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