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The Move to Restrict the Death Penalty in International Human Rights Law and Resistance in the American Continent

Victor Tsilonis* From its very beginning the legal systems were imputed with the principle of retributivism. The most ancient form of systematization of laws, the Code of Hammurabi, introduced as its core principle the “law of equivalency”, which is notoriously known as “lex talionis”1. The law of “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for […]

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