Should the death penalty be abolished worldwide? | Inside Story

Although the death penalty been abolished in much of the world, it’s still carried out in at least 54 countries.
The US Justice Department has now allowed more methods, and last week, the US was one of 39 countries that rejected a UN resolution for a moratorium on capital punishment.
So why is the death penalty still favoured in many places?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Stephanie McLennan – Human Rights Watch
Hamed Mousavi – Professor of Political Science, Tehran University.
Ian Woods – Author of ‘Surviving Execution: A Miscarriage of Justice and the Fight to End the Death Penalty’

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