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Volume 54, 2018The 1st International Conference on Law, Governance and Social Justice (ICoL GaS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Gender, Minority and Human Right|
|Published online||14 November 2018|
A Gap Between Right to Live Protection and Death Penalty in Indonesia (Judges Decision on Cases Threatened Death Penalty)
Faculty of Law, Universitas Sriwijaya, 30139, Palembang, Indonesia
2 Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, 55281, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
In Indonesia, right to life and death penalty has been perceived separately both by legislative and judiciary institutions. It can be seen from the government stand to ratify covenant regarding to right to life, but impose death penalty. This article is trying to elaborate judges’ decisions to cases threatened to death at district courts in South Sumatra and Yogyakarta Province. The research will contribute to provide an understanding of judges to the Article 6(2) ICCPR in both provinces. The main methods for this research comprise literature review and review of selected verdicts from district courts in both provinces. The data will be supported by several interviews to several judges serving in the district courts. As a result, none of the verdicts provide a consideration on human rights law set forth in the Article 6(2) for the cases threatened to death. In contrast, some judges believe that capital punishment has a deterrent effect for others. Fortunately, in some district courts, the judges are for sure that death penalty is the very last choice for very sadistic culprit when there is no mitigating circumstance in sentencing.
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