Death Penalty Abolition News

TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases
    by Kristin on August 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person.”  The Church has vowed to "work with determination for its abolition worldwide." […]

  • TCADP August 2018 Alert: A welcome reprieve from executions
    by Kristin on August 1, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you'll find information about recent death penalty developments in Bexar, Dallas, and Harris Counties, as well as upcoming events in Fort Worth and San Antonio. […]

  • State of Texas executes Chris Young
    by Kristin on July 18, 2018 at 12:11 am

    The State of Texas executed Christopher Anthony Young this evening, pronouncing him dead at 6:38 PM.  State officials ignored the pleas of Mitesh Patel, who did not want the state to kill the man who murdered his father and who implored state officials to […]

  • Attorneys for Chris Young make final plea to Governor Abbott
    by Kristin on July 17, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Breaking: Today, attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young, who faces execution by the State of Texas around 6:00 PM this evening, appealed to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to use his authority to grant Mr. Young a 30-day reprieve. […]

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Why Jordan resumed executing people on the death row?
    on August 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    For eight years since June 2006, Jordan was adopting a moratorium on the death penalty. However, in December 2014, 11 people were hung, thus, triggering questions about the timing and the reasons behind the resumption of the death penalty. It is arguable that […]

  • Lindy Lou Juror #2
    on August 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    On the occasion of the screening of the movie Lindy Lou Juror number 2 on Monday 25 June 2018, abolitionist associations such as Amnesty International, ACAT France, Together Against The Death Penalty and the World Coalition against the Death Penalty met at […]

  • Abolitionist activities, criminal policy at the heart of abolition
    on August 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    On 30 June 2018, as a side event to the 2nd National Congress of Réseau des avocats contre la peine mort (RACPM), a conference was organised under the title "Death Penalty and Criminal Policy". Morocco seemed eager to match its Tunisian neighbour, which had […]

  • The Sunny Center
    on July 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    “Extraordinary things can happen to ordinary people and still be OK » The Sunny Center is a place like no other place in the world. Perched on the top of a hill, it is surrounded by lakes and hills that multiply as far as the eye can see. The landscape is […]

Death Penalty – Human Rights Now The Amnesty International USA Blog

  • Race and the Death Penalty: “Just a Bunch of Racists”?
    by James Clark on November 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    At a recent public debate of California’s competing ballot initiatives on the death penalty, Paul Pfingst, a former district attorney for San Diego County and a supporter of Prop 66, spoke about the role race plays in the death penalty. … Please […]

  • Troy Davis: 5 Years On
    by James Clark on September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Troy was on death row for over two decades before he was finally executed. In that time he became a leader himself in the movement to end the death penalty, with his steadfast spirit and unshakeable faith in justice inspiring activists around the world. […]

  • Troy Davis’s Legacy
    by Guest Writer on September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my anger and my hope as an activist, all … Please continue reading. […]

  • Jeffrey Wood is Scheduled for Execution on August 24th, but he Didn’t Commit Murder
    by James Clark on August 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    As death sentences and executions dwindle around the country and most states are abandoning the death penalty, a few states are determined to keep executions rolling. Top of the list is Texas, the state that’s now gearing up to execute a man who never […]