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) joins the global movement for the abolition of capital punishment on 10th October 2015 to commemorate the 13th World Day against the Death Penalty. This year’s theme is Drug Crimes. The aim is to raise awareness of the need to reduce the use of the death penalty for drug-related offences. Please click hereContinue reading “13th World Day against the Death Penalty”
From Antigua, the abolitionist trio* headed to Jamaica to speak at a Public Forum at Campion College High School, Kingston Sunday afternoon. The audience of about 60 persons comprised mainly lawyers and students. Archbishop Dufour and Jamaican Attorney-at-Law and former Judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Margarette May Macaulay were also present. TheContinue reading “Speaking Tour – Jamaica 5/6 October”
The first event on the speaking tour took place on 4 October in Antigua and Barbuda: Some 70 persons gathered at the Multipurpose Cultural Center in St John’s on Saturday evening to hear a public lecture on the Death Penalty. The event was organised by GCL Member, Sir Clare Roberts, and the Antiguan & BarbudanContinue reading “Speaking Tour – Antigua and Barbuda 4 October”
GCL Caribbean Speaking tour to mark the 12th World Day against the Death Penalty Commemoration of the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty has already started in the Greater Caribbean region as GCL has embarked on a Speaking Tour to raise awareness of the inhumanity of the death penalty. GCL will visit 6 CaribbeanContinue reading “GCL Caribbean Speaking tour”