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Peacemaking criminology as ubuntu: A reply to Thuli Madonsela

If the rich and powerful are afforded amnesty, then so too must the poor who are often pushed into lives of crime

Chris Hani’s killer denied parole, again

Justice minister says granting parole would negate the severity ascribed to the murder by the court when the assassin was sentenced

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders

MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda

Proposed legislation imposes the death penalty for gay sex or ‘recruitment’. But love is not a crime

The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence

Our solutions to the epidemic of men murdering and raping women cannot be grounded in the same hyper-masculine violence they serve to address

Hanged by the state but icons to the youth

Chidhumo was Zim’s most notorious felon, so why has popular culture lionised him?

Mourners’ emotional vigil for victims of US synagogue attack

The assault on the 150-year-old congregation was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent US history

Botswana hangs on to the death penalty

Most of Africa is abandoning the death penalty but Botswana — an affluent, landlocked, diamond-exporting state — is among the leading exceptions

Mob justice: ‘Yes, I would join in to protect my community’

The Daily Vox asked Jo'burgers what their thoughts are on vigilantism and whether the death penalty should be brought back

Africa must move away from the death penalty

Sudden surge in death sentences in Nigeria raises concern as unsafe convictions are common.

It’s torture living on death row

Lawsuits on the constitutionality of lethal injection have trapped Tennessee, US, inmates in perpetual limbo.

Editorial – Death sentence won’t stop crime

Frustration leads some people to long for the death sentence, but capital punishment would do nothing against the causes of crime.

Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism

Is the media's reporting on events such as the Diepsloot deaths with a rush to classify the potential culprits as foreigners feeding xenophobia?

Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions

Amnesty International says it fears Zimbabwe will resume executions after prison officials were quoted saying they have found a new hangman.

Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers

Iran has executed 10 drug traffickers in a prison in Tehran, says a statement on the website of the prosecutor's office.

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