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  • 1. Capital Punishment Across States Shawna Carrieres PCOM 640 Instructor Connie Singh
  • 2. United Nations Opposition
    • UN Openly opposed Death Penalty
    • 1997 Commission on Human Rights - abolished penalty may one day be imposed
      • Dec. 18, 2008 UN General Assembly adopted 2nd resolution for Moratorium on Death Penalty - 106 states voted in favour.
    • February 1, 2011: UN calls on Iran to declare moratorium on Death Penalty
  • 3. UNGA Hall Google images
  • 4. The States: Canada United States Of America Singapore Source Amnesty International
  • 5. Canada
  • 6. Canada, cont.
    • 1976 Parliament officially removes death penalty from Canada’s Criminal Code & in 1987 defeats appeal to have it reinstated.
    • Supreme Court of Canada speculates that the death penalty is against The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    • Extraditions to states still pursuing the death penalty have posed difficulties to Canadian Abolishment Policy.
  • 7. United States of America
  • 8. USA, Cont.
    • Capital punishment varies by state jurisdiction, this includes means of carrying out the sentence & crimes that are subject to death penalty.
    • Federal Death Penalty can overrule individual state ruling
    Lethal Injection Chamber Source http://www.rutherford.org/Issues/DeathPenalty.asp
  • 9. Singapore
  • 10. Singapore, Cont.
    • 2004 - Singapore highest per capita in death penalties
    • Various offenses lead to hanging, but majority reported to be drug related charges.
      • Misuse of Drug Act- Mandatory Death
    • Appeals are not common
  • 11. Source: http://maaretta.wordpress.com/
  • 12. References: Brick, Michael. (2007) Jury Agrees on Death Sentence for the Killer of Two Detectives, N.Y. TIMES, Jan. 31, 2007, at Al. At least fourteen defendants had faced the federal death penalty in the city since its reintroduction. C anadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s. 7, Part I of the Constitution to the Canada Act 1982 (U.K.), 1982, c. Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org Death Penlty Information Centre, (2010), The Death Penalty in 2010: Year end Report. www. deathpenaltyinfo .org retrieved February 15, 2011. Grace, K. (2000). The death penalty expires. Report / Newsmagazine (National Edition) , 27(6), 26. Retrieved from EBSCO host . Kelly, James B. 2005. Goveming with the Charter: Legislative and Judicial Activism and Framers' Intent. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. Sherrod, R. (1955). CITIES OF THE WORLD: SINGAPORE. Saturday Evening Post , 227(38), 36-79. Retrieved f rom EBSCO host Tsun Hang, T. (2010). Death Penalty Singapore-Style: Clinical and Carefree. Common Law World Review , 39(4), 315-357. doi:10.1350/clwr.2010.39.4.0208