Death Penalty Abolition News

TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays first scheduled execution of 2019
    by Kristin on January 14, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Update as of 1:30 PM:  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stopped the state’s first scheduled execution of the year, pointing to changes in bite mark science and laws regarding intellectual disability and the death penalty, per the Texas […]

  • TCADP January 2019 Alert: New year, new opportunities
    by Kristin on January 3, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you'll find information about two executions scheduled by the State of Texas in January, as well as a recap of media coverage of our report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2018: The Year in Review. […]

  • National death penalty developments in 2018
    by Kristin on December 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    On December 14, 2018, the Death Penalty Information Center released its 2018 year-end report, detailing death penalty developments across the nation. The report notes that 2018 marked the fourth consecutive year with fewer than 30 executions and less than 50 […]

  • New report: Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2018: The Year in Review
    by Kristin on December 14, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Death sentences remained near historic low levels in Texas in 2018, yet the state’s capital punishment system is still plagued by racial bias, geographical disparities, and fundamental unfairness, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition to […]

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Program and Admin Assistant (Trainee)
    on January 15, 2019 at 11:59 am

    The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty recruits an intern for a period of 6 months starting in September 2019. […]

  • 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty
    on January 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    The 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty is organised by ECPM in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to unite abolitionist actors around the world for the purpose of discussing and creating new strategies towards universal […]

  • 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 […]

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 […]