Monday, June 25, 2012

The World Coalition: Celebrating 10 Years

Penal Reform International has a nice summary of the Tenth General Assembly of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, which was held in Amman, Jordan last week.  

Representing Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at the General Assembly, Renny Cushing led a workshop on working with murder victims' family members. The General Assembly each year is a valuable opportunity for MVFHR to participate in discussions about the death penalty around the world; this year's panels included a discussion of the death penalty in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and an exploration of steps towards developing and adopting an Optional Protocol to the African Charter on Human Rights on abolition of the death penalty, to name just a couple of examples.

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