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Atkins (Daryl Renard) v Virginia, Appeal decision, Docket No 00-8452, 536 US 304 (2002), 122 S.Ct. 2242 (2002), 153 L.Ed.2d 335 (2002), ILDC 692 (US 2002), 20th June 2002, United States [us]



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Whether the views of the ‘world community’ were relevant evidence in considering whether there was a consensus on the use of the death penalty against mentally retarded defendants, for the purpose of interpreting the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment in the Constitution, (United States).

Keywords: Capital punishment; Disability; Human rights, civil and political rights

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Subjects: Relationship Between International and Domestic Law ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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