Death Penalty Abolition News


TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Update: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Rodney Reed
    by Kristin on November 15, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Just hours after the the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve for Rodney Reed, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Reed an indefinite stay of execution.

  • U.S. District Court stays execution of Patrick Murphy, upheld by 5th Circuit
    by tcadpintern on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld the stay of execution granted to Patrick Murphy by a federal district judge on November 7. The state will not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which means Murphy will not be put to death tonight […]

  • State of Texas executes Justen Hall
    by Kristin on November 6, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Last night, November 6, 2019, the State of Texas executed  Justen Hall. He was sentenced to death by an El Paso County jury in 2005 for the murder of Melanie Billhartz in 2002. Hall had asked to give up his appeals at several points during his time […]

  • Support for Rodney Reed grows in light of exonerating evidence
    by tcadpintern on November 5, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    On November 20th the State of Texas plans to execute Rodney Reed for the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites. In 1998 Reed was convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white jury in Bastrop County. DNA evidence found on Stites was the only way […]

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • The Rights of Children Whose Parents Are Sentenced to Death – The Case of Tunisia
    on November 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    I joined Bronwyn Dudley of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and Choukri Latif of the Coalition tunissiene contre la peine de mort (a Tunisian anti-death penalty NGO), to address the committee regarding Tunisia’s failure to implement the […]

  • Joint Statement on Malaysia
    on October 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    As we mark the 17th World Day against the Death Penalty, a year after the government of Malaysia announced the revision of the country’s laws to fully abolish the death penalty on 10 October

  • The Undercurrent: How we took part in the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty
    on October 7, 2019 at 9:29 am

    As night fell, Xu Ziqiang and Zheng Xingze boarded a plane for Dubai together with a group of TAEDP members. Belgium was their final destination following this layover. This would be Ziqian’s and Xingze’s first time on European soil; they were […]

  • Armenia and Angola Commit to Irreversible Abolition
    on October 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Armenia signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty on 26 September 2019 and Angola ratified it on 2 October 2019.

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 […]