Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses (Death Penalty and Extrajudicial Killings)
- Civil & Human Rights
- Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (Offenses, Arrests, Prosecutions, Clearances)
The death penalty for drug offenses represents a violation of human and civil rights, and as a policy it is ineffective and counterproductive. For further information, check out Harm Reduction International's "The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2018".
1. Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses in the US - Federal Law
Federal death penalty law: 18 USC § 3591(b)
2. Federal Offenses Eligible for Death Penalty
US Attorneys Manual. Criminal Resource Manual. Capital Eligible Statutes Assigned by Section.
3. Global Overview of Capital Punishment for Drug Offenses
" There are at least 33 countries and territories that prescribe the death penalty for drug offences in law.