Death Penalty Abolition News

TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • State of Texas executes Joseph Garcia
    by Kristin on December 6, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The State of Texas executed Joseph Garcia on December 4, 2018 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected several legal challenges filed by his attorneys. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2003 under Texas’ law of parties for the murder of Officer […]

  • State of Texas scheduled to execute Joseph Garcia
    by Kristin on December 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Joseph Garcia tonight, December 4, 2018. In December 2000, Garcia and six other inmates escaped from a maximum-security prison south of San Antonio, where he was serving time on a murder charge that Garcia has long […]

  • December 2018 Alert: Honoring courage and commitment
    by Kristin on December 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    In this edition of our monthly newsletter, we announce the recipients of our 2019 Appreciation, Courage, Media, and Founder's Awards, which will presented at the TCADP 2019 Annual Conference in February in Austin. You'll also find information about a death […]

  • State of Texas executes Robert Moreno Ramos
    by Kristin on November 15, 2018 at 4:16 am

    Tonight at 9:36 PM, the State of Texas put Robert Moreno Ramos to death.  His execution was delayed by several hours while the U.S. Supreme Court considered his request for a stay. Ramos spent more than 25 years on death row. Earlier in the day, three […]

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Death penalty is torture, says expert
    on December 6, 2018 at 9:50 am

    In celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 70th anniversary, the 20th EU-NGO Forum was held in Brussels on 21-22 November 2018, during which a session on "International Actions against Death Penalty and Torture" took place. […]

  • No mention of death row prisoners in Mandela rules
    on December 3, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 2018 is an opportunity to question the effectiveness of civil and political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights, in the context of an increasingly […]

  • "3+4": Death Penalty Cases Now Jury Cases
    on November 23, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    On 24 April 2018, ‘The People’s Jury Law’ established a new judicial framework to deal with serious criminal cases, including death penalty cases. As of its enactment, death penalty cases in China are now jury cases. […]

  • Call for Moratorium on Executions Gains Record-High Support at Committee Vote
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Today the international community offered unprecedented support to a UN call to halt executions when the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly considered a draft resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. […]

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 […]