Kuwait - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - Death Penalty - January 2023
Document: Kuwait CEDAW DP FINAL.pdf (PDF 321.0 KB)
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Death Penalty, Detention, International Advocacy, Women's Rights
Mechanism: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Report Type: List of Issues
This report suggests questions that the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women should pose to the Government of Kuwait in its List of Issues, particularly with respect to the death penalty. Kuwait carried out approximately seven executions in November 2022. Since 2017, Kuwait has abandoned its de facto moratorium on the death penalty and has executed 14 people. Women remain at risk of being sentenced to death, and Kuwait’s retention of the death penalty and its practices regarding the death penalty present an ongoing risk of discrimination against women.