FREE Death Penalty Worldwide Database

Death Penalty Worldwide is a site created by the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law.  The site’s death penalty database allows you to search by country, region, or form of execution.  The pages provide citations to government, UN, and NGO publications that describe a particular country’s laws regarding the death penalty.  In addition, the site provides information under “International Legal Issues” on issues related to the death penalty, such as due process, foreign nationals, and juvenile offenders.  An extensive death penalty bibliography detailing relevant books and articles is also provided.  If you are interested in a comparative examination of the death penalty, this resource is a great place to get started.

Hat tip to Georgetown Law Library.