Life Imprisonment and Human Rights

Edited by: Dirk van Zyl Smit, Catherine Appleton

Life imprisonment is the most severe penalty that can be imposed by the criminal justice system. Despite this, it is a relatively under-researched form of punishment. No meaningful attempt has been made to understand its human rights implications. This important collection fills that gap by addressing these two key questions: namely what is life imprisonment and what human rights are relevant to it? These questions are explored from the perspective of a range of jurisdictions, and a dual perspective drawing on both empirical and doctrinal research is offered. Under the editorship of two leading scholars in the field, this innovative and important work will be a landmark publication in the field of penal studies and human rights. (Series:?Onati International Series in Law and Society) [Subject: Human Rights Law, Criminology &?Policing, Socio-Legal Studies]

Publication Date: 12/1/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781509902200