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More infos about death penalty
Capital Defense Handbook: In this book 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.
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 of a very involved coalition, with numerous subjects treated in depth
Death Penalty Information Center: Compiles statistics, sections of topics such as juvenile, women, cost, etc.
Death penalty news and updates - Rick Halperin: Compiles numerous articles on death penalty and human rights situations. Updated daily
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 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: Working to end the death penalty through education and action. (Lifespark has financially supported this organization)
Texas Defender Service: Directly representing death row inmates at all levels of the appellate process, concentrating primarily on representation in state and federal habeas corpus appeals. (Lifespark has financially supported this organization)