Cesare Beccaria Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Cesare Beccaria, an economist and reformer from Milan, Italy called to abolish the death penalty in 1764 as published in Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments). Continue reading

First Country to Abolish the Death Penalty

New Zealand, an English-speaking country in 1936 was the first to abolish the death penalty. Continue reading

First Nation to abolish capital punishment

Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment. Continue reading