Commentary | 23 August 2006

A proposal to curb Asia's over-active death row

In this Comment piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute observes that although the Western press gives the impression that most executions occur in the American boondocks, in fact Asia is world's best practice at executing people. He argues for the establishment of a regional coalition against the death penalty, to nudge retentionist Asian states toward abolition. The op-ed draws on Dr Fullilove's recent Policy Brief, Capital punishment and Australian foreign policy.Financial Times, 23 August 2006, p. 11Michael Fullilove

In this Comment piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute observes that although the Western press gives the impression that most executions occur in the American boondocks, in fact Asia is world's best practice at executing people. He argues for the establishment of a regional coalition against the death penalty, to nudge retentionist Asian states toward abolition. The op-ed draws on Dr Fullilove's recent Policy Brief, Capital punishment and Australian foreign policy.Financial Times, 23 August 2006, p. 11Michael Fullilove