Women Sentenced to Death: An Invisible Reality

Join us as three dynamic activists unpack the realities of gender inequality in the Criminal Justice System for Women on Death Row. About this event REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR VIA ZOOM “Observed every 10 October, the World Day Against the Death Penalty unifies the global abolitionist movement and mobilizes civil society, political leaders, lawyers, publicContinue reading “Women Sentenced to Death: An Invisible Reality”

STATEMENT ON REGIONAL PRISON CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption in the lives of citizens throughout the region and has exposed the vulnerabilities of thousands. Prisons throughout the region continue to suffer from over-crowding and inadequate sanitation which, given the current situation, leaves prisoners at an increased risk of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19.  The WorldContinue reading “STATEMENT ON REGIONAL PRISON CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

GCL Launches Educational Toolkit

Greater Caribbean for Life has launched its educational toolkit to assist activists and organisations as they work toward abolishing the death penalty in the Greater Caribbean. The production of this toolkit forms part of GCL’s activities under its EU partnered project to educate on death penalty abolition in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados. The launchContinue reading “GCL Launches Educational Toolkit”

GCL Executive Members Participate in Virtual Briefing on Death Penalty Issues

Newly appointed GCL executive member Angelina Sookoo-Bobb and GCL Chairperson Leela Ramdeen participated in a virtual briefing on Death Penalty issues as part of the Universal Periodic Review on November 12th 2020. The GCL Members spoke about the current state of the Death Penalty within the rejoin and stressed the need to focus on abolitionContinue reading “GCL Executive Members Participate in Virtual Briefing on Death Penalty Issues”

GCL to host Virtual Film Screening

GCL Invites you to attend its Virtual Film Screening of “Juan Melendez 6446”.

This film shows the struggle of a Puerto Rican man against the Criminal Justice System in the United States as he was wrongfully convicted and on Death Row for 17yrs, 8 months and 1 day before being exonerated in 2002.

GCL’s Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly

The Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly of the membership of Greater Caribbean For Life will be held on October 24th 2020 at 10:00am AST via ZOOM An Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly is used as a way to meet and deal with urgent matters that arise between meetings of the General Assembly. What will happenContinue reading “GCL’s Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly”

Caribbean Diaspora and the Capital Punishment in the United States an overlooked issue – Part I

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.