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Other Decisions Decision 07-343 (25/06/2008)

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Date: 06/25/2008

Subject: The Supreme Court of the U.S.A. has amended the decision of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, which had condemned the rapist of a minor to death penalty. According to the majority opinion of the Court, the death penalty must be considered not proportional to crimes, which did not cause the victim’s death and whose authors did not aim to such result

Parties: Kennedy e Louisiana

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Art. 4 Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Justice - Art. 49 Proportionality of penalties

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