Join us for a discussion panel as part of the launch of a joint report by Center for Constitutional Rights and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) examining the United States’ use of the death penalty through an international human rights framework. The report takes a close look at the use of the death penalty in Louisiana and California, considers deficiencies in existing legal processes, examines conditions on death row, and assesses whether the two States’ use of the death penalty conforms with international prohibitions against discrimination, torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The report will be released on the eve of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, which is October 10, 2013.
What: Race, Torture, and Execution: A Human Rights Analysis of the Death Penalty in U.S. Prisons panel discussion
Where: Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.
When: Wednesday, October 9th; Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Program at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: Registration is free but required. Please click here to register and select the 2013-10-09 Event from the dropdown menu.
Juan Méndez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Christine Thomas, Activist and Wife of Correll Thomas housed on San Quentin’s Condemned Row
Mercedes Montagnes, Attorney and Deputy Director, The Promise of Justice Initiative & The Capital Appeals Project
Florence Bellivier, President, World Coalition against the Death Penalty, FIDH Representative regarding the Death Penalty
Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Co-sponsored by FIDH, Howard University Law School and Washington College of Law.