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Zimbabwe’s Constitution Making Process and the Death Penalty: A Philosophical Reflection

  title={Zimbabwe’s Constitution Making Process and the Death Penalty: A Philosophical Reflection},
  author={Munamato Chemhuru and Dennis Masaka},
The institution of capital punishment has a long history. Despite growing consensus that the institution of capital punishment is not inherently sacrosanct and that it breaches fundamental human rights, the present Zimbabwean constitution embodies capital punishment as a penalty to a number of serious crimes such as high treason and murder. This paper reflects upon the justification of capital punishment in Zimbabwe’s present constitution and the possibility of it being retained in the current… Expand
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