The Death Penalty Doesn’t Stop Drug Crimes

On September 28, 2015, the UN Human Rights Council hosted a three-hour panel discussion on "The Impact of the World Drug Problem on Human Rights." One of the panelists was Mr. Aldo Lale of the UN Office on Drug Control. The Advocates for Human Rights and several of its partner organizations prepared the following oral … Continue reading The Death Penalty Doesn’t Stop Drug Crimes

Another Botched Execution

Oklahoma botched last night’s execution of Clayton Lockett by using a new, untested lethal injection protocol. While execution officials had pronounced Lockett unconscious, he was awake minutes later, writhing and breathing heavily. In apparent pain, he fought the restraints that locked him to the gurney. As he continued to twitch and call out “Man” and … Continue reading Another Botched Execution

Commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty

Celebrate progress in the world movement toward ending the death penalty on October 10 By Rosalyn Park Our graphic design volunteer, Cuong Nguyen, and I pondered the scribbles on our notepads, stumped. We were charged with developing this year’s poster for World Day Against the Death Penalty. World Day on October 10 marks the date … Continue reading Commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty