Death Penalty Abolition News

TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refuses to exempt Bobby Moore from the death penalty
    by Kristin on June 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Despite a groundswell of support from a broad coalition, as well as an acknowledgment of Bobby Moore's intellectual disability by the Harris County District Attorney's Office, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled last week that Moore should not be exempt […]

  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Clifton Williams
    by Vanessa Akins on June 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Clifton Williams to review claims of intellectual disability. Williams was scheduled to be executed on June 21, 2018 for the 2005 murder of Cecilia Schneider in Smith County. This is the […]

  • TCADP June 2018 Alert: Pursuing justice
    by Vanessa Akins on June 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about two scheduled executions in June, as well as recent developments in the death penalty cases of Alfred Dewayne Brown and Paul David Storey, among others. We've also included a link to […]

  • State of Texas executes Juan Castillo
    by Vanessa Akins on May 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Yesterday, May 16, the State of Texas executed Juan Castillo for the 2003 murder of Tommy Garcia, Jr. in Bexar County. Despite significant evidence of false testimony, both the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected […]

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Living conditions on death row
    on June 20, 2018 at 11:04 am

    On 10 October 2018, the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty aims at raising awareness on the inhumane living conditions of people sentenced to death. […]

  • Experts analyse the relationship between poverty and the death penalty
    on June 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    The International Studies Programme Overseas Relations Assembly and the Institute for Human Rights Research and Promotion (INIPRODEH) organised a forum: The Death Penalty and Poverty on the 89th anniversary of abolition of the death penalty in Puerto Rico. […]

  • Call for interns
    on June 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Project 39A offers a minimum of four-week long internships to students of law and related fields. […]

  • Director (Research)
    on June 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    The National Law University, Delhi (“University”) is seeking to engage on a contractual basis, one Director (Research) for Project 39A. […]

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 […]