Greater Caribbean For Life
Stop Crime, Not Lives.
Greater Caribbean For Life is involved in a 3 year project funded by the European Union to increase awareness and advocate for the abolition of the death penalty in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
We at Greater Caribbean For Life support grassroots abolitionist activists in the Caribbean and collaborate with the international abolitionist community to see the end of the death penalty within the region.
The Greater Caribbean For Life team is formed of individuals across the region who have been working with civil society groups in creating a culture of respect for Human Rights in the Greater Caribbean.
The objective of this article is to summarize the application of capital punishment to the people from the Caribbean in the United States. The information presented comes primarily from two sources: (1) a page devoted to the situation of foreign nationals under sentence of death and (2) a report issued last April about Puerto Rican facing the death penalty in the United States. The second part of this analysis, to be published later, will examine specific cases and histories of human beings from our region who have been executed or who are awaiting execution in the US.
October 10th 2020 is the 18th World Day for the Abolition of the Death Penalty worldwide. This year will be dedicated to the right to effective legal representation for individuals who may face a death sentence.
The Death Penalty Project on April 7th published its latest report: Sentenced to Death Without Execution: Why capital punishment has not yet been abolished in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados by Roger Hood and Florence Seemungal with the assistance of Amaya Athill (Former Project Assistant at GCL) This research study provides new empirical evidence based on the opinions of informed, influential citizens of why, in all the six member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados, the death penalty remains on their statute books even though no persons have been executed for many years.
We are campaigners against the death penalty in the Greater Caribbean Region
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