Entries tagged with “John Bessler

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May 09, 2023

SCHOLARSHIP: Is the Death Penalty Torture Under International Law?

In an arti­cle for the University of Oxford Death Penalty Research Unit, Professor John Bessler dis­cuss­es whether the use of the death penal­ty should be clas­si­fied as tor­ture under the norms of inter­na­tion­al law. Bessler argues that since psycholog…