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NCJ Number: 158259 Find in a Library
Title: Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary, and Summary Executions
Corporate Author: United Nations
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch
United Nations Centre for Social Devel. and Humanitarian A
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
A-1400, Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-130142-4
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
Room DC2-853, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This manual is designed to supplement the "Principles on the effective prevention and investigation of extra-legal, arbitrary, and summary executions" adopted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.
Abstract: These executions include political assassination, death resulting from torture or ill treatment in prison, death resulting from enforced disappearances, death resulting from the excessive use of force by law enforcement officers, execution without due process, and acts of genocide. The first two sections discuss international human rights standards, initiated through the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, and regional organizations, that pertain to these executions. The manual presents a model protocol (the Minnesota protocol) for establishing a commission of inquiry into suspicious executions. The final section outlines model protocols for conducting autopsies and for disinterring and analyzing skeletal remains of executed persons. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Human rights violations; Science and Technology; United Nations (UN)
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