14 March 2019

Foreign Nationals on Death Row for Drug Offences

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Foreign nationals, especially foreign nationals from Asia and Africa, are disproportionately affected by the death penalty for drug offences.

Foreign nationals are particularly disadvantaged, and sometimes discriminated against, in the criminal systems of the countries around the world that retain the death penalty for drug offences. As a result, they are over-represented on death row in Asia and the Middle East.

This briefing, a collaboration between Harm Reduction International and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford summarises data and research on the impact of death penalty for drug offences on foreign nationals.

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