The death penalty is an irreversible form of punishment which grants no space to consider new evidence that may emerge after a conviction is made, for example through new technology, indicating a wrongful conviction. People wrongly convicted have been released from death row decades after they were put there as new evidence has shown that they were wrongfully convicted. Last Leggi Tutto
A Kentucky judge has struck down the state's death penalty protocol as unconstitutional because it does not explicitly prohibit the execution of prisoners with intellectual disabilities.Ruling on a motion brought by a dozen inmates on death row, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled
‘A person shall not be subjected to capital punishment and a person shall not tolerate or participate in acts of injury, torture or killing of another person…and shall take necessary steps to prevent such acts.’When looking at how other countries have treated the death penalty (1), the approach
Boris Johnson, 22 June 2019, Don't Be Bystander, domestic abuse, not a private matter, call the police, Domestic abuse kills over two women a week in England and Wales: don’t do nothing.In England, since reports of Boris Johnson’s behaviour on the weekend of 22 June, you’d not be mistaken for thinking we have returned to a time where ‘what happens behind closed doors’ is private, a family matter
President Maithripala Sirisena is facing fresh legal challenges in his attempt to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and start executing drug convicts, officials said Sunday.Two petitions were filed in the Court of Appeal Friday seeking an order quashing any move by Maithripala
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 26, 2019: Five men were hanged at the Iranian city of Karaj’s Rajai-Shahr prison this morning.According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Wednesday, June 26, five prisoners were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison. Most of them were sentenced to death for murder
Sri Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes ahead of pollsSri Lanka's president on Wednesday signed death sentences for 4 people convicted of drug-related offences in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.Maithripala Sirisena was elected
Even after a special prosecutor and a judge sided with Alfred Dewayne Brown in his quest for “actual innocence,” the state comptroller this week in a surprise move denied the wrongfully convicted former death row prisoner compensation for the 12 years he spent behind bars.The decision comes
INQUEST, inquest, narrative conclusion, Lisa Skidmore, probation office failures, police failures, rape, murder, arsonUntil violence against women is taken seriously by authorities the deaths will continue.The inquest into the homicide of Lisa Skidmore concluded recently with the jury returning a narrative conclusion finding multiple failures by the police and the probation services more than minimally
The nation’s highest court has ordered that documents to the protocol Alabama uses to execute death row inmates be made public.Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling came after reporters from National Public Radio and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asked for document filed to the
Violence and Harassment Convention 2019, Violence and Harassment Recommendation 2019, International Labour Conference, 108th session, Centenary Conference “The next step is to put these protections into practice.”A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference  (ILC), the UN’s agency dealing with world of work issues.Conventions are
President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to SaudisDonald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, suggesting it would jeopardise American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.A report on Khashoggi’s
Ministry of Justice, Law Commission, review, image-based sexual abuse, report, Professor Clare McGlynn, Dr Kelly Johnson, Professor Erika Rackley, EVAW‘Urgent legal changes needed to protect victims of image-based sexual abuse.’The Ministry of Justice launched a Law Commission review of the law around the non-consensual taking, making and sharing of sexual images last week.Justice Minister Paul Maynard and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A five-judge bench has been appointed to consider the writ petition filed requesting an injunction order be issued against the death penalty. The writ petition has been filed before the Court of Appeal by journalist Malinda Seneviratne.The other members of the bench headed by
Jordan blocked one of the first LGBT magazines.A survey published for BBC News Arabic reveals shocking rates of homophobia across the Middle East and North Africa.The study was conducted by the Arab Barometer research network on June 24, during LGBT Pride month. The BBC wrote, “Acceptance of
President Maithripala Sirisena states that the majority of the income from drug trafficking goes to nurturing international terrorism.He mentioned this addressing the ceremony held to conclude the ‘National Drug Prevention Week’, held today (01) at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.President stated
Federal prosecutors said Thursday Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev does not deserve a new trial in his appeal, arguing, among other issues, that evidence surrounding a 2011 triple murder in Waltham was not relevant to whether he deserved a death sentence.The brief, filed in response to
TUC alliance, campaign, petition, government, make employers responsible, sexual harassment at work, #ThisIsNotWorking“It’s shocking that in 2019 so many people experience sexual harassment and assault while at work.”The TUC, women’s rights organisations and charities have launched a joint campaign calling on the government to introduce a new law to make employers responsible for protecting their staff from
Boris Johnson, row, weekend news, call the police, Cressida Dick, women's groups, open letterAsk if they are ok. Tell someone. Call the police.On New Year’s Day 2019 Karen Ingala Smith recorded the 1,000th woman killed by a man on the website Counting Dead Women which she started seven years ago.As of 15 June 2019 at least 47 women in the UK have been killed by men – or a man is the
A stark map has revealed the 318 places in North Korea where people have been publicly executed - most commonly for theft or damage to property.Using testimonies from more than 600 defectors the human rights researchers found executions commonly took place on river banks, fields, market places
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted a visiting Chinese scholar from a bus stop and killed her at his apartment.Brendt Christensen
Letter, child poverty, First Minister, 70 signatories, kids can't wait, new income supplement Kids can’t wait for new income supplement: we must act sooner than 2022.More than 70 leaders and organisations and academics from Scottish society have joined together to call on the First Minister to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty.Women’s groups
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are under the microscope for their “disgraceful” handling of sensitive cases.For lawyer Robert Myers, the recent AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist brought back memories of the poor handling of the 2005 Bali Nine case.His client, Scott Rush, was
UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston,report, poverty in the UK, 50 signatories, open letter, demand action, end poverty, ‘Deep cuts to public services do not work and work does not pay for too many people’.Last week, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, presented his report on UK poverty in front of the UN Human Rights Council.In his summary he said: ‘although  the 
abortion rights, US news, heartbeat, embryo, electric current, letter, BBC, “Now more than ever, we must stand up to dangerous misinformation.”The BBC has said it will not stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” – despite conceding that the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate.A coalition of four leading reproductive
Harm Reduction International (HRI) has called for Sri Lankan authorities to immediately halt the impending execution of all prisoners convicted of drug offences, to commute all existing death sentences, and to abolish the death penalty entirely.In an open letter, HRI has urged the United Nations
Colombo (News 1st): The final conference of the National Drug Prevention Week is currently being held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. The drug prevention week which was implemented on June 23rd under the direction of President Maithripala
Ella Daish, plastic-free period products, petition, Plastic is clearly not needed in period products.Conventional period products contain up to 90 per cent plastic and are constantly being manufactured, are used for between 4-8 hours, then disposed of.They then take over 500 years to break down – meaning that if Jane Austen had used them hers
Scottish government, new law, enhance protection, women and girls, at risk, Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, taking evidence“Female Genital Mutilation is a deeply abhorrent practice”The Scottish government published its ‘Female Genital Mutilation Bill’ last month, aimed at enhancing protection for women and girls who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation.Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM), a procedure which
SAN BERNARDINO, June 25 — A Southern California jury yesterday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.A San Bernardino County Superior Court
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson rarely slows down, friends and family say. It seems he’s always looking over details on death penalty cases from his Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative. If he’s not speaking on the criminalization of black men, Stevenson is
SAN BERNARDINO, June 25 — A Southern California jury yesterday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said.A San Bernardino County Superior Court
President Maithripala Sirisena is gearing to carry out the first hanging in the near future raising fresh concerns within the diplomatic and rights activists. According to sources in Presidential Secretariat, “it has been put in motion”, to carry out the first hanging in the near future, but not
RICHMOND, Va. -- The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.Lawyers for James Alex Fields