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Commonwealth Law Conference in Nassau, Bahamas on September 5-9, 2021

Join us in The Bahamas for one of the most prestigious events on the global legal calendar!

Set against the spectacular backdrop of crystal seas, picturesque cays, soft-sand beaches and dramatic sunsets, Nassau will play host to legal practitioners from all over the world to debate current issues in the profession, exchange views and share experiences with colleagues.

Register your attendance today

*This event falls under a project funded by the European Union*

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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”

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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.

18th World Day Against Death Penalty Webinar

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.

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.

Access to Counsel: A Matter of Life or Death

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.

Report Published on Opinions on Abolishing the Death Penalty in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados

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.

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