The Asian Law Centre has recently published a series of bilingual Briefing Papers in English and Vietnamese on death penalty issues in Asia.
These Briefing Papers came out of a conference in 2017 on comparative death penalty and clemency practice in Asia, hosted by Ho Chi Minh City Law University (HCMCLU), with assistance from the Asian Law Centre.
The English versions were edited by Professor Pip Nicholson, and the Vietnamese versions by Dr Do Hai Ha.
- No. 7 - “The Functions of Death Penalty Clemency in Southeast Asia: Comparative Lessons for Vietnam”, by Dr Daniel Pascoe
- No. 8 - “Understanding the Death Penalty in India: The Challenges and Potential of Empirical Research”, by Professor Anup Surendranath
- No. 9 - “Judicial Discretion and Death Penalty Reform in China: Drug Transportation and Homicide as Examplars of Two Reform Paths”, by Professor Susan Trevaskes
- No. 10 - “The Death Penalty and Its Reduction in Asia: An Overview”, by Professor Pip Nicholson
- No. 11 - “Does the Death Penalty Deter Homicide in Japan”, by Professor David T. Johnson
The ALC Briefing Paper Series was edited until 2017 by Professor Pip Nicholson, and is now edited by Professor Sarah Biddulph. It aims to increase understanding of current legal issues arising in the legal systems of Asian countries.
Papers in the series can be downloaded without charge.