Monday, 2 August 2010

Kenya Judgment on Mandatory Death Sentence

In a unanimous judgment, the Kenyan Court of Appeal has declared the mandatory death sentence to be unconstitutional. It also made an important finding on the death row phenomenon, holding that a three-year period of detention prior to execution was a violation of fundamental rights.
Hats off, once again, to Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar of the Death Penalty Project, who have helped develop this litigation in courts around the world.

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