More than half of the world's nations have either abolished or no longer practice the death penalty. I In this coming year, the opportunity for a vast expansion in the number of nations which no longer adhere to the death penalty appears almost certain because of events which occurred in 1997, some of which are detailed here.
Koenig, Dorean Marguerite
"Death Penalty Primer: Reviewing International Human Rights Development & The Aba Resolution For A Moratorium On Capital Punishment In Order To Inform Debates In U.S. State Legislatures,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 4
, Article 22.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol4/iss2/22