wrongful execution

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wrongful execution

an execution is wrongful where it is neither authorized nor justified by the WRIT OF EXECUTION or by the judgment under which it is issued.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Today some members of the army are under investigation for high-profile cases of alleged wrongful killing - leading to renewed tension as some MPs call for them to be granted immunity.
No figures were given on the number of police held responsible, charged or convicted for the wrongful killing of suspected drug offenders.
The draft charter strongly denounces and rejects all entities, groups, organisations, parties and individuals that use force, threats, violence and wrongful killing and intimidation to damage public order, jeopardise basic freedoms, abuse human dignity, or to endanger the security of societies, forcibly displace populations, injure and terrorise individuals or damage the public and private property and resources of states, or to perpetrate genocide, ethnic cleansing or any terrorist acts that are rejected by the OIC and codes of conduct for fighting terrorism and the relevant international conventions.
This year the wrongful killing of three Jewish boys lead to the reprisal killing of thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians including UN workers by Israel while the world looked on and did nothing.
Ya'akov Gigi, who was imprisoned and demoted in 2008 after being convicted in the wrongful killing of a Palestinian civilian).
Rights groups also say as many as 8,000 people have been "disappeared" by the security forces, while there have been cases of the army covering up the wrongful killing of Kashmiris by accusing the deceased of being militants.
TMC activists alleged the wrongful killing of its party workers by police personnel on December 1 in Burdwan district.
If so, they must be investigated and prosecuted both by the US and the State in which the wrongful killing occurred."
"The sequence of events which led to the wrongful killing of De Menezes included an assumption he fitted a similar racial profile to that of a suspected terrorist.
Among his specifics are cases alleging the failure of schools to protect children from abuse by special-ed teachers, death from exposure to dangerous materials at a chemical company and wrongful killing by police.
courts to pursue grievances for wrongful killing under the Alien Tort Claims Act, an obscure 1789 law originally meant to combat piracy and protect U.S.
The award, thought to be the largest ever in the US over the wrongful killing of a cat, depended on her proving she was emotionally damaged by the loss, her lawyer Adam Karp said.