“Considering that the use of the death penalty undermines human dignity and convinced that a moratorium on the use of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement and progressive development of human rights, that there is no conclusive evidence of the deterrent value of the death penalty and that any miscarriage or failure of justice in the implementation of the death penalty is irreversible and irreparable...”
~ United Nations Resolution 62/149, Moratorium on the use of the death penalty,26 February 2008.
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Death Penalty Quiz
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Death Penalty Glossary
Become familiar with commonly used terms in criminal justice with this accessible glossary.
Chuck Lloyd and Deb Lingen Testimonial
Read about Chuck Lloyd and Deb Lingen's experiences working as members of the Death Penalty Project Steering Committee on Burrell’s post-conviction case.
Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins Testimonial
Among her many positions, Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins is on the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s board of directors, and also works as a leading national victim expert. Jennifer’s advocacy is rooted in the tragic murder of her sister Nancy Bishop Langert and her husband, Richard Langert. Jennifer’s trauma shaped her activism for a "victim-centered" approach toward the criminal justice system, which includes advocating against the death penalty.
John Getsinger Testimonial
Read about John Getsinger's experience as a lawyer working on the State of Louisiana v. Alvin Scott Loyd case.
Robyn Skrebes Testimonial
Read about Robyn Skrebes' experience working on the Death Penalty Project at The Advocates for Human Rights.