quinta-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2013

TAILÂNDIA: abolição da pena de morte para menores de 18 anos.

On 30th August 2012, the Thai government effectively abolished death penalty for persons under the age of 18. It further got closer to compliance with international human rights standards regarding juvenile justice by amending its Criminal Procedure Code and reducing life imprisonment for minors to 50 years.

In 2012 Thailand withdrew its interpretative declarations to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and amended its domestic laws as part of its commitments before becoming a member to the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2010-2013. This has been considered as an important step towards the prevention of rights of young people in conflict with the law, also setting a positive example for other neighboring Asian countries. Nevertheless, international organizations and civil societies have still urged the Thai government to continue with its reforms in relation to human rights in the context of justice. In her statement in September 2012, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton has welcomed the legislative reform in Thailand in regards to juveniles and has further encouraged the government to “solidify its commitment under the Thailand´s Human Rights Strategy 2009-2013” and proceed until the complete abolition of capital punishment.

para continuar a ler:http://www.oijj.org/en/news/juvenile-justice-in-the-world/abolition-of-death-penalty-for-juvenile-offenders-in-thailand
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