El informe examina la limitación que impone la legislación internacional sobre el uso de la pena de muerte, que debería reservarse solo a los delitos más graves, es decir, a aquellos impliquen un asesinato deliberado. Esto significa que, a menos que entrañen una muerte intencional, los delitos relacionados con drogas nunca deberían castigarse con la pena capital. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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In States in which the death penalty continues to be used, international law imposes stringent requirements that must be met for it not to be regarded as unlawful. In the present report, the Special Rapporteur considers the problem of error and the use of military tribunals in the context of fair trial requirements.

He also examines the constraint that the death penalty may be imposed only for the most serious crimes: those involving intentional killing - this means that the death penalty should not be imposed on drug-related crimes that do not involve "intentional killing". Lastly, he considers the issues of collaboration and complicity, in addition to transparency in respect of the use of the death penalty.

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