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August 27 2008 | TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago

Prosecutors vs. Privy Council, that stated commutations of death sentences after 5 years since their issue

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Trinidad pushes for death penalty despite ruling

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Prosecutors are seeking a constitutional amendment to prevent Britain's Privy Council from commuting death sentences in this Caribbean nation.
Attorney General Bridget Annisette-George is asking legislators to amend the constitution to try and block the highest court of appeal from interfering with Trinidad's death penalty.
The Privy Council in London ordered affiliated Caribbean governments in 1993 to execute killers within five years of their convictions or it would reduce their sentences.
It recently reduced death sentences to life in prison for 52 convicted killers, the second largest group to receive new sentences.
Trinidad's government blames the appeals process for lapses between sentencing and executions. Annisette-George said Tuesday that attorneys are doing their best to stay within the timeframe.
Trinidad has seen a spike in violent crime this year, with 318 killings reported from January through August, compared with 190 killings during the same time last year.
There were 391 killings for all of 2007.

October 15 2016

Human rights activist asks Pope to discuss the death penalty with Lukashenka

Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus", has sent a letter to Pope Francis, asking him to touch upon the issue of capital punishment during his meeting with President Lukashenka.
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October 10,14th World Day Against the Death Penalty

On the 14th world day against the death penalty a conference entitled "No Justice Without Life" will be held in Japan

July 2 2016
Address and the Final Ceremony by Mario Marazziti. Nobel Peace Prize Room, City Hall. June 23rd 2016

CITIES FOR LIFE – CITIES AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo

by Mario Marazziti
June 25 2016

Pope Francis: “Death penalty is unacceptable”

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, the associations, the activists and the civil society gathered in Oslo on the occasion of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty through a video message.
June 21 2016
The 6th Congress Against the Death Penalty opens today in Oslo

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the congress with delegations from Italy, Congo, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Indonesia

1500 attendants coming from over 80 countries. Among them, 20 ministers, 200 diplomats, members of different parliaments, scholars, lawyers, members of various associations and civil society actors
May 25 2016
"The laws are not perfect and judges cannot make mistakes. When you think that laws are perfect, this is the beginning of injustice", said Mgr. Suharyo

Church and civil society against new executions

Jakarta is among the 15 cities in Indonesia where in the past years the event "Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty" was held, organized by Sant'Egidio in over two thousand municipalities in the five continents
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The Washington Post

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