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Rule of Law, and the Death Penalty in The Gambia

Rule of Law, and the Death Penalty in The Gambia

“Executions by firing squad are exceptionally rare in common law Sub-Saharan Africa. Second, two of those executed would have been entitled to certain internationally recognized diplomatic rights because they were foreign nationals of Senegal. Because the executions were carried out secretly and suddenly, the lack of warning to diplomatic officers, families, and attorneys of the prisoners is, at best, contrary to dicta of the African Commission and, at worst, a violation of international law”

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