Death penalty "constitutionally unsustainable": Law Commission Death penalty, even in rarest of rare cases, is "constitutionally unsustainable", the Law Commission said today as it recommended "swift" abolition of capital punishment except in terror cases, noting it does not serve as a deterrent any more than life imprisonment.
"After many lengthy and detailed deliberations, it is the
view of the Law Commission that the administration of death
penalty even within the restrictive environment of 'rarest of
rare' doctrine is constitutionally unsustainable. more..