Bessler keynote in Oslo: Is the death penalty a form of torture?

Professor John Bessler.

Professor John Bessler.

Professor John Bessler gave the keynote address this morning at the Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment, part of the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty.

His talk was titled “Should the Death Penalty Be Categorized as Torture?”

Bessler is working on a new book, The Death Penalty as Torture: From the Dark Ages to Abolition, to be published by Carolina Academic Press. He is the author of several other works about the death penalty and is the editor of a forthcoming book by Justice Stephen BreyerAgainst the Death Penalty (Brookings Institution Press).

Read the program of the Oslo symposium.

Learn more about Professor Bessler.

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