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
William A. Feldman, "The Role of International Human Rights Law in the American Decision to Abolish the Juvenile Death Penalty" (October 3, 2006). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 1812.