Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty

Today, October 10, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty.   I am thinking back to a conference I attended in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, just a few weeks ago, on strategies for abolishing the death penalty. The conference, in partnership with Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM), included two full days of … Continue reading Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty

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

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