Latest books published by the network
Metaphor of cruelty. The death penalty from the Marquis de Beccaria to the present
UCLM. Basin. 2017.
Editors: Luis Arroyo Zapatero, Adán Nieto and Rafael Estrada.
The Passion of Cruelty (Pope Francis against death penalty)
Luis Arroyo Zapatero, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Roberto Manuel Carlés, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, José Luis de la Cuesta.
Castilla-La Mancha university. 2016.
Editor: Luis Arroyo Zapatero.
What do we do?
The Network for the abolition of the death penalty and cruel penalties has been created with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of 2020 (RED2018-102823-T) and brings together 7 universities and the CSIC to develop a general theory of the human cruelty, which gives renewed content to article 15 of the Spanish Constitution that outlaws inhuman or degrading treatment and penalties and to article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that outlaws cruel inhuman penalties. It is supported by the Institute of European and International Criminal Law of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. We carry out research projects, seminars and conferences with their relevant publications.
For its part, the International Academic Network against the death penalty brings together a qualified group of Spanish and foreign criminal lawyers concerned about the irrational and unfairness of the most serious penalties, especially the death penalty. We are also concerned about the miserable conditions of many prisons, especially in our America. We seek to avoid in our countries the return to the death penalty, the persistence of extrajudicial executions, the enforcement of sentences in conditions that are properly torture and we support the United Nations resolution in favor of a universal moratorium on the application of the death penalty adopted in 2007, as well as full compliance with the Mandela's Minimum Rules.
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