Counterpoint for 2 November 2014

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 2 November 2014

Pope Francis recently condemned capital punishment and life imprisonment as inhumane. This week on Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint, Wayne questions whether, when it comes to executions, the west has any claim to the moral high ground. Dr.James Welsh is an ethics fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For many years he worked on health and human rights issues at Amnesty International's secretariat, with particular reference to the death penalty. And in Texas, someone who's been engaged in every aspect of opposition to the death penalty at home and abroad for over forty years, is Rick Halperin. He's a Professor of Human Rights in Dallas - at the Southern Methodist University's Department of History.