Describe the main characteristics of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 5:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
The European convention on human rights is an international treaty of unprecedented scope, which was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950 and came into force in 1953. It set out a list of rights and ...
The solution describes the main characteristics of the ECHR.
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Can I get some guidance on the following below:
1. Black's Law Dictionary defines arbitrary as "...in an unreasonable manner, as fixed or done capriciously or at pleasure" (Black et al., 1991). In light of that definition, if the death penalty was outlawed for being arbitrary based on the lack of guidelines, does it stand to reason that current death penalty sentences fit the definition of arbitrary?
2. Then, individually, write a commentary either in support of or contrary to this notion. Support your opinion using outside sources (be sure to cite them). Please include other references used. Reference: Black, H. C., Nolan, J. R., et al. (1991). Black's law dictionary (abridged 6th ed.). St. Paul: West Publishing Co.
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