Death penalty and poverty: a deadly mix

09/10/2017
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The death penalty is used discriminatorily, often against the most vulnerable people and should be abolished
The application of the death penalty is inextricably linked to poverty. Social and economic inequalities affect access to justice for those who are sentenced to death for several reasons: defendants may lack resources (social and economic, but also political power) to defend themselves and will in some cases be discriminated against because of their social status.

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