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More infos about death penalty

  • Capital Defense Handbook: In the Capital Defense Handbook you find a lot of helpful information. It starts with a brief history of the death penalty. In the following chapters you learn more about the State and Federal Courts, the basics of trial from the arrest to the appeal and the appeal process. The handbook also contains helpful hints for persons with a family member accused of a capital crime, for support groups and for working with the lawyer, and provides information about the organization Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation. In the Appendixes you find a description of State and Appellants Courts on Direct Appeal and of Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the District of Columbia. A Model Case Summary and a Chart at the end of the handbook help laypersons understand the complicated procedures of capital cases. On the last page you find a glossary with the most important legal terms.

Worldwide homepages

  • Amnesty International: Well known ;-)
  • Community of Sant’Egidio: This community, working for world peace, has started the project of a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. So far (Oct 2003), more than four millions signatures have been collected. Sign on-line NOW!
  • World Coalition: Created in Roma in May 2002, the Coalition gathers NGOs, bar associations, unions, local governments, all kind of organizations who are attached to the struggle against death penalty and want to coordinate their efforts of lobbying and action in an international level.

North American homepages

  • Alabama: EJI – The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama: The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama is a private, non-profit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. (Lifespark has financially supported this organization)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics: All kinds of statistics from the Federal Bureau of Justice, to which detailed reports are attached
  • Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty: The homepage the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty, a very involved coalition, with numerous subjects treated in depth
  • Death Penalty Information Center: The Death Penalty Information Center compiles statistics, sections of topics such as juvenile, women, cost, etc.
  • Equal Justice USA: Equal Justice USA has been working on a moratorium project all over the US. Visit the list of cities and districts who have so far signed the moratorium
  • International Justice Project: The International Justice Project works towards the development, coordination and increased employment of international law and human rights standards as they pertain to capital punishment. Home based in Virginia, USA
  • Juvenile Death Penalty: Website managed by the American Bar Association . This site includes extensive information on individual cases, ample resources for attorneys and advocates defending juveniles
  • Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation: Massachusetts’s based organization Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation is an organisation, whose members have lost a close relative to murder but who fight for a complete abolition of the death penalty in the USA. (Lifespark has financially supported this organization)
  • Texas Coalition Against The Death Penalty: The Texas Coalition Against The Death Penalty is working to end the death penalty through education and action.
  • Texas Defender Service: The Texas Defender Service represents deirectly death row inmates at all levels of the appellate process, concentrating primarily on representation in state and federal habeas corpus appeals.

European homepages

  • Coalition for Truth and Justice: The CFTJ, with head office located in Belgium, has been fighting since its setup in 1999 for the respect of human rights and equality of treatment between all the inmates on death row.
  • Ensemble contre la peine de mort / Together Against the Death Penalty: Ensemble contre la peine de mort considers that the death penalty is an affront to human dignity and international law, TADP has taken a firm stand against capital punishment and promotes its abolition, whoever the authority that applies the sentence and whatever the crime.
  • European Union: The European Union campaigns towards the universal abolition of the death penalty
  • Hands Off Cain: Hands Off Cain offers a daily updates of news related to the death penalty
  • German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: As a non-profit association the German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty gets involved for a world-wide abolition of the death penalty. In German and English.
  • Alive e.V.: Alive e.V. stands up for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.