The legal transplant has bloomed during the last decades due to many aspects, including technological developments, globalisation, and better means of communication between states. While its effects have been studied extensively in the private law area, little research has been done on its consequences upon the public law sphere (Perju, 2012).

Defined as the lawful infliction of death by the state as punishment for committing crimes, the death penalty, also known as capital punishment, may seem like an outdated, barbaric practice, especially in the context of the prevalence of human rights protection. In this article, I present various views on the use of capital punishment throughout history, as well as an analysis of its efficiency. 

The applicability of the right to marriage to same-sex couples is one of the highly-debated human rights issues of this century, and fundamental to the universality debate. This article will outline the arguments of this debate, and then discuss the legal limitations on the right to marry as upheld in the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Human Rights Committee (HRC). 

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