Hunting of humans
Other Names: Bounty hunting
Murder by contract
Incidence: Aside from war and the normal pattern of crime, humans continue to be hunted down and killed under various forms of "contract". Governments, corporations, crime rings and individuals may contract to have an individual killed. Indigenous people in various countries have, in the past, been victimized by legislation encouraging (or ignoring) the organization of hunts to kill them. This remains an issue in the Amazon basin and in the USA. As a result of reward announced by the Iranian religious authorities for the death of Salman Rushdie, a number of bounty hunters were deported from the UK.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET