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Last Chance for Life: Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases

Daniel Pascoe

Abstract

All five contemporary practitioners of the death penalty in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)—Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam—have performed executions on a regular basis over the past few decades. Amnesty International currently classifies each of these nations as death penalty ‘retentionists’. However, notwithstanding a common willingness to execute, the number of death sentences passed by courts that are reduced to a term of imprisonment, or where the prisoner is released from custody altogether, through grants of clemency by the executive branch of go ... More

Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, clemency, pardon, commutation, Southeast Asia, mercy, ASEAN, comparative case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198809715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198809715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Pascoe, author
Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong