Capital punishment in Cambodia

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Capital punishment in Cambodia is abolished. Cambodia abolished the death penalty in 1989.[1]

Cambodia is one of only two ASEAN countries (the other being the Philippines) to have abolished capital punishment.[2] [3]

Legislation[edit]

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia (1993) at Art. 32 states:[1]

"All people have the right to life, freedom and personal security. There shall be no capital punishment."

Politics[edit]

In 1995, First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh made calls for Capital punishment by calling for murderers and drug traffickers to be killed by the State.[4]

In 2019, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he was considering introducing the death penalty for people who rape children, but he said it would only happen after a nationwide referendum.[5][6][7] A couple days after this announcement, Hun Sen shifted his stance.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HANDS OFF CAIN against death penalty in the world".
  2. ^ Sheehan, James; Lermet, Olivier. "Death penalty has no place, National, Phnom Penh Post". www.phnompenhpost.com.
  3. ^ "ASEAN countries step back on the path towards abolition". World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
  4. ^ Staff, Post. "Why capital punishment is a bad idea for Cambodia, National, Phnom Penh Post". www.phnompenhpost.com.
  5. ^ Chheng, Niem. "PM mulling referendum over death penalty for 'beasts' who rape children, National, Phnom Penh Post". www.phnompenhpost.com.
  6. ^ "Hun Sen wants death sentence for child rapists". March 10, 2019.
  7. ^ "Cambodia leader Hun Sen considers death sentence for rapists". South China Morning Post. March 10, 2019.
  8. ^ says, យិន Chek (March 11, 2019). "Hun Sen shifts stance on death penalty".
  9. ^ Times, Asia. "Asia Times | Lessons from Hun Sen's death penalty U-turn | Opinion". Asia Times.