Capital Punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the state-sanctioned homicide of a person as punishment for a crime. The sentence ordering that someone is punished with the death penalty is called a death sentence, and the act of carrying out such a sentence is known as an execution. A prisoner awaiting his or her execution is condemned and is "on death row". Crimes that are punishable by death are known as capital crimes, capital offences or capital felonies, and vary depending on the jurisdiction, but commonly include serious crimes against the person such as murder, mass murder, aggravated …

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The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning Yugoslavia and Amnesty International. The documents cover Yugoslav reaction to an Amnesty International review of the country's record on human rights in 1981; …


The National Archives · 1 January 1981 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning an Amnesty International report on Czechoslovakia. The report covers the current political situation in Czechoslovakia; events leading to the imprisonment of Czechoslovak political …

Czechoslovak Federal Assembly to abolish capital punishment. 8. Other Violations of Human Rights In


The National Archives · 1 January 1981 French

A file of correspondence and reports concerning the internal situation in Bulgaria. The documents cover a televised New Year address by the Bulgarian leader, Todor Zhivkov; a prisoner amnesty to …


The National Archives · 1 January 1981 English

to delay or to prevent the abolition of capital punishment by any State Party to the present Covenant


The National Archives · 1 January 1980 English

rights. In view of the increasing use of capital punishment in several countries, the Nordic countries participation in the efforts to abolish capital punishment. They noted with satis- I faction that


The National Archives · 1 January 1980 English

A file containing documents concerning Romanian history. Subjects covered in the file include a meeting between president Nicolae Nicolae Ceaușescu and a group of historians; the ideological background to the …

including the threat of • exile, or of capital punishment. The priesthood in particular I had to


The National Archives · 1 January 1979 English

documents. The first refers to the question of capital punishment. The group announced that in each of the


The National Archives · 1 January 1979 English

A file containing documents relating to human rights in Eastern Europe. Documents in the file include a speech by the Foreign Office minister Frank Judd featuring a lengthy discussion of …

• ' Il ' 1 A ALBANIA •; • j » 1. Capital punishment is believed to have been used against critics •' . . •' '• i ' i I • I ; I 1. Capital punishment is normally reserved for murder cases. Over • ^ ALBANIA 1 f ) - I "•• $$$ I 1. Capital punishment is believed to have : ' I " been used


The National Archives · 1 January 1979 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning religion in Poland, and a visit to Poland by Pope John Paul II. The documents cover preparations for the visit of the pope …

their implementation. All in all, several capital punishment sentences were passed, but those who repudiated


The National Archives · 1 January 1978 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning political relations between Bulgaria and the Soviet Union. The documents cover visits to the Soviet Union by the Bulgarian leader, Todor Zhivkov, for …

provide for the most harsh sentences including capital punishment for the collection or transmission of defence


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