The purpose of this project proposal is to conduct comprehensive research and analysis on the global perspectives regarding the death penalty and its implications on human rights. The death penalty remains a contentious issue worldwide, with countries holding diverse views on its ethical, legal, and moral implications. By examining different perspectives and gathering empirical evidence, this project aims to contribute to the ongoing international dialogue on capital punishment and its compatibility with human rights principles.
The primary objectives of this project are as follows:
- To explore and analyze the various global perspectives on the death penalty.
- To examine the legal frameworks and practices related to the death penalty in different countries.
- To evaluate the impact of the death penalty on human rights, including the right to life, dignity, and freedom from cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.
- To identify and discuss the key factors influencing public opinion, political discourse, and policy decisions regarding the death penalty.
- To provide recommendations and insights for policymakers, human rights organizations, and other stakeholders working towards the abolition or reform of the death penalty.
The project will employ a multidisciplinary approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods. The following methodologies will be utilized:
- Literature Review: Conduct an extensive review of academic and policy literature, reports, case studies, and legal documents related to the death penalty and human rights.
- Comparative Analysis: Analyze the legal frameworks and practices of selected countries representing different regions and perspectives on the death penalty.
- Stakeholder Interviews: Conduct interviews with experts, policymakers, legal professionals, human rights activists, and representatives from international organizations to gather diverse viewpoints and insights.
- Surveys and Questionnaires: Develop and administer surveys and questionnaires to gather data on public opinion, attitudes, and perceptions towards the death penalty.
- Data Analysis: Employ statistical analysis, thematic coding, and qualitative techniques to analyze the collected data and identify patterns, trends, and correlations.
The project aims to produce the following outcomes:
- A comprehensive research report documenting the global perspectives on the death penalty and its relationship with human rights.
- An analysis of legal frameworks and practices in selected countries, highlighting variations and similarities.
- A synthesis of empirical evidence on the impact of the death penalty on human rights.
- Identification of key factors shaping public opinion, political discourse, and policy decisions regarding the death penalty.
- Recommendations for policymakers, human rights organizations, and other stakeholders on strategies for promoting the abolition or reform of the death penalty.
The project is expected to be conducted over a period of 12 months, divided into the following phases:
- Research and Literature Review: 2 months
- Comparative Analysis: 3 months
- Stakeholder Interviews: 2 months
- Surveys and Questionnaires: 2 months
- Data Analysis and Report Writing: 3 months
The project budget is estimated to cover research expenses, travel costs for stakeholder interviews, survey administration, data analysis software, and report production. A detailed budget breakdown will be developed during the project planning phase.
The proposed project seeks to contribute to the global understanding of the death penalty and its implications on human rights by examining diverse perspectives, legal frameworks, and empirical evidence. By providing insights and recommendations, this project aims to promote informed discourse and support efforts towards the abolition or reform of the death penalty worldwide.