The Role of International Human Rights Law in the American Decision to Abolish the Juvenile Death Penalty


This article focuses on the recent (2005) decision of the United States Supreme Court in Roper v. Simmons, declaring the juvenile death penalty unconstitutional. The article discusses the impact of international law, particularly human rights law, on the decision of the Court, and speculates about the influence of international law on future decisions.


Comparative and Foreign Law | Human Rights Law | International Law

Date of this Version

October 2006