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Life Imprisonment and Human Rights

Edited by: Dirk van Zyl Smit, Catherine Appleton

ISBN13: 9781509902200
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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Life imprisonment is the most severe penalty that can be imposed by the criminal justice system. Despite this, it is a relatively under-researched form of punishment and no meaningful attempt has been made to understand its human rights implications.

This important collection fills that gap by addressing these two key questions: namely what is life imprisonment and what human rights are relevant to it? These questions are explored from the perspective of a range of jurisdictions.

In addition it offers a dual perspective drawing on both empirical and doctrinal research. Under the editorship of two leading scholars in the field, this innovative and important work will be a landmark publication in field of penal studies and human rights.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Law and Society, Prison Law
Introduction Dirk Van Zyl Smit, Catherine Appleton and Georgie Benford

Part I: The Challenge of 'Life' in the Americas
1. The Impact of Life Imprisonment on Criminal Justice Reform in the United States Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis
2. Life Imprisonment in Latin America Beatriz López Lorca

Part II: Life without Parole around the World
3. Life without Parole in Australia: Current Practices, Juvenile and Retrospective Sentencing Kate Fitz-Gibbon
4. Life Imprisonment and Human Rights in Uganda Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi
5. A New Form of Life Imprisonment for India?Madhurima Dhanuka
6. An Administrative Procedure for Life Prisoners: Law and Practice of Royal Pardon in the Netherlands Wiene van Hattum and Sonja Meijer
7. Constitutionalising Life Imprisonment without Parole: The Case of Hungary Miklós Lévay
8. A Right to Hope? Life Imprisonment in France Marion Vannier

Part III: Life Imprisonment and the European Convention of Human Rights
9. The Paradox of Reform: Life Imprisonment in England and Wales Catherine Appleton and Dirk Van Zyl Smit
10. Life Imprisonment in Belgium: Current Human Rights Challenges Sonja Snacken, Ineke Casier, Caroline Devynck and Diete Humblet
11. Confusingly Compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights: The Release of Life Sentence Prisoners in Ireland Diarmuid Griffin and Ian O'Donnell

Part IV: Countries without Life Imprisonment
12. Punishment in Portuguese Criminal Law: A Penal System without Life Imprisonment Inês Horta Pinto
13. The Abolition of Life Imprisonment in Brazil and its Contradictions Giovanna Maria Frisso
14. Long-term Imprisonment in Latin America Francisco Javier de León Villalba

Part V: The (Re)introduction of Life Imprisonment
15. Life and Long-Term Imprisonment in the Countries of the Former Yugoslavia Filip Vojta
16. The Right to Hope for Lifers: An Analysis of Court Judgments and Practice in Poland Maria Ejchart-Dubois, Maria Nielaczna and Aneta Wilkowska-Plóciennik
17. Long-Term and Life Imprisonment in Spain: Release Procedures and Terrorism Jon-Mirena Landa Gorostiza

Part VI: Life Imprisonment and Preventive Detention
18. Constitutional Limits on Life Imprisonment and Post-Sentence Preventive Detention in Germany Axel Dessecker
19. Life without Parole for Preventive Reasons? Lifelong Post-sentence Detention in Switzerland Anna Coninx
20. Life Imprisonment and Related Institutions in the Nordic Countries Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society

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