Entries tagged with “Amnesty International

Policy Issues

Intellectual Disability

,

International

,

Juveniles

,

Mental Illness

,

Apr 12, 2018

Amnesty International Report: Death Penalty Use Down Worldwide in 2017

Use of the death penal­ty declined world­wide in 2017, accord­ing to the Amnesty International’s annu­al glob­al report on cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. The human rights orga­ni­za­tion record­ed 2,591 death sen­tences imposed in 53 coun­tries in 2017, down 1

Policy Issues

International

,

Apr 01, 2015

Amnesty International Reports Worldwide Decline in Executions

Executions around the world declined by 22% last year, accord­ing to Amnesty International’s 2014 annu­al report on death sen­tences and exe­cu­tions. The report — released on April 1 — indi­cates that an esti­mat­ed 607 peo­ple were exe…

Policy Issues

International

,

Sep 29, 2020

Kazakhstan Signs Global Treaty to Abolish Death Penalty

The Republic of Kazakhstan has joined the ranks of nations that have for­mal­ly com­mit­ted to abol­ish­ing the death penal­ty. On September 23, 2020, in con­junc­tion with the 75th ses­sion of the United Nations Genera…