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

Join us on December 12th 2020 at 10am for a screening of the film, “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.
Afterwards there will be a short panel discussion about the progress toward the abolition of Death Penalty in the Caribbean.

Register your attendance today

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

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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.

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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.

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