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Rachel Meeropol discusses Death Row and Human Rights

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October, 2011
Prepared for the 9th Annual World Day Against the Death Penalty, this video accompanies the position paper entitled “The US Tortures Before it Kills: An Examination of the Death Row Experience from a Human Rights Perspective,” which analyzes life on death row -- including decades in solitary confinement with limited human contact, and the intolerable process of repeatedly coming within hours of execution -- as torture under international human rights law.

For more material, including an op-eds by Rachel and Robert Meeropol, visit