On this day in 1948, more than 70 years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. December 10 is observed as International Human Rights Day and it is important that today and every day, we stand up for Human Rights. Over 70 years ago Article 3 of the Declaration setContinue reading “Standing Up for Human Rights”
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”
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 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.
On the 18th World Day Against Death Penalty (October 10th), Greater Caribbean For Life hosted a Virtual Panel discussion on the Death Penalty under the theme, “Access to Counsel: A Matter of Life and Death”.
You can watch a replay of the webinar right here on our website.
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”
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.
We are sharing with you a link to the DEATH PENALTY PROJECT’s new animation on the mandatory death penalty in Malaysia, “Unjust and Unwanted: Malaysia’s Mandatory Death Penalty. The video was launched at the International Malaysia Law Conference. Click play…
The Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL) welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Death Penalty. This decision is linked to the Catholic Church’s belief that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. A letter to all Bishops fromContinue reading “GCL welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Death Penalty”
CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Georgetown, Guyana 23/24 November 2015 The European Union organized a Caribbean Regional Conference on the Abolition of the Death Penalty in partnership with the International Commission against the Death Penalty. The conference was funded by the European Instrument forContinue reading “CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS”