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HOME > Public Statements and Opinion Papers > Opinion Papers > Recommendations on the Capital Punishment System

Recommendations on the Capital Punishment System

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Japan Federation of Bar Associations
November 22, 2002

Contents

Summaries of Recommendations

Reasons for Recommendations
  • 1 ・・・・・ Ⅰ   Trends of the International Community and Responses of the Japanese Government concerning the Capital Punishment System  
  • 4 ・・・・・ Ⅱ   Domestic Situations and Efforts of JFBA concerning the Capital Punishment System  
  • 9 ・・・・・ Ⅲ   Problems of the Capital Punishment System 
    • 9 ・・・・・ 1.Basic Problems of Capital Punishment 
    • 14 ・・・・・ 2.Institutional and Operational Problems concerning Capital Punishment in Japan 
    • 24 ・・・・・ 3.Problems concerning Information Disclosure of the Capital Punishment System 
  • 28 ・・・・・ Ⅳ   Task for JFBA Regarding the Issue of the Capital Punishment System  
    • 28 ・・・・・ 1.Efforts to Improve the Criminal Justice System concerning Capital Punishment
    • 29 ・・・・・ 2.Activation of Discussion on Whether to Preserve or Abolish Capital Punishment and Promoting Public Discussion
    • 30 ・・・・・ 3.Disclosure of Information on Capital Punishment
    • 30 ・・・・・ 4.Recommendations on a Maximum Penalty in Place of Capital Punishment
    • 31 ・・・・・ 5.Efforts to Support, Recover and Establish the Rights of Crime Victims
  • 32 ・・・・・ Ⅴ   Suspension of Executions by Statute 
    • 32 ・・・・・ 1.Need to Suspend Executions  
    • 34 ・・・・・ 2.Movements about Suspension of Executions  
    • 35 ・・・・・ 3.Systems for Suspension of Executions  
    • 36 ・・・・・ 4.Relation to the Separation of Powers  
    • 38 ・・・・・ 5.Outline of the Law to Suspension Executions  
  • 41 ・・・・・ Ⅵ   Conclusions  
  • 42 ・・・・・ List of Materials