A New International Focus on the Death Penalty
The botched execution in Oklahoma last week has drawn international attention. Few countries still employ the death penalty, and the barbarity of the procedure is old news to our European Union colleagues.
The argument against the death penalty may be decided by – what else – money. Pharmaceutical companies are refusing to produce the drugs needed for orderly executions and the botched Oklahoma execution may be an example of what will follow.
Prof. Lissa Griffin of Pace Law School recently published a blog on this subject. Click here to read it in its entirety.
- Lissa Griffin, International Spotlight on the Death Penalty, Comparative Law Prof Blog (May 1, 2014)