This list provides links to various websites and information platforms around the the topic of death penalty,
its implementation (in the US) and manifold initiatives that fight for its abolishment.
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Travel tips. Information that help to plan a trip to the USA.
English, by Danielle Bissell
Publications from the WCADP – World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Sister Organisations of lifespark
Inmates’ Voices is an artistic association and created in 2014 by three lifespark’s members. Based in Lausanne (Switzerland), it creates, developps and promotes artistic projects that give a voice to inmates. Click on the CD-
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More infos about death penalty
A Report of the Constitution Project's Death Penalty Committee (2014): "Irreversible Error: Recommended Reforms for Preventing and Correcting Errors in the Administration of Capital Punishment"
Community of Sant'Egidio is working for world peace and has started the project of a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. By Dec 2014, millions of signatures have been collected. Sign on-
World Coalition: Created in Roma in May 2002, the Coalition gathers 160 NGOs, bar associations, unions and local governments who are attached to the struggle against death penalty and want to coordinate their efforts of lobbying and action in an international level.
North American Websites
EJI – The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama: The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama is a private, non-
Capital Defense Handbook: In this book you find a lot of helpful information in reference to capital punishment in the USA. It starts with a brief history of the death penalty. In the following chapters you learn more about the State and Federal Courts, the basics of trial from the arrest to the appeal and the appeal process. The handbook also contains helpful hints for persons with a family member accused of a capital crime, for support groups and for working with the lawyer, and provides information about the organization Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation. In the Appendixes you find a description of State and Appellants Courts on Direct Appeal and of Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the District of Columbia. A Model Case Summary and a Chart at the end of the handbook help laypersons understand the complicated procedures of capital cases. On the last page you find a glossary with the most important legal terms.
Death Penalty Information Center: Compiles statistics, sections of topics such as juvenile, women, cost, etc.
Journey of Hope… from violence to healing is an organization that is led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty. (lifespark financially supports this organization).
Innocence Project of Florida: Our mission is to screen and investigate cases in which meritorious innocence claims are identified. (lifespark financially supports this organization)
Juvenile Death Penalty. A website managed by the American Bar Association which includes extensive information on individual cases, ample resources for attorneys and advocates defending juveniles.
Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty: Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is an Alabama death row prisoner founded and run organization, established in 1989. Our mission is to work together with friends and other supporters to educate the public and to bring about the abolition of the death penalty in Alabama. (Lifespark financially supports this organization)
Texas Coalition Against The Death Penalty: Working to end the death penalty through education and action. (lifespark financially supports this organization)
Ensemble contre la peine de mort/Together Against the Death Penalty: Considering that the death penalty is an affront to human dignity and international law, TADP has taken a firm stand against capital punishment and promotes its abolition, whoever the authority that applies the sentence and whatever the crime.
Hands Off Cain: Offers a daily updates of news related to the death penalty
Reprieve: Reprieve is a small organization of courageous and committed human rights defenders. Founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, we provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution (lifespark financially supports this organization)