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Execution of the intellectually disabled is unconstitutional in Trinidad says Privy Council, but courts may still impose death sentencesMarch 2017
Today, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London delivered a long awaited judgment in the appeals of Lester Pitman and Neil Hernandez, two intellectually disabled men who had both been convicted of murder and sentenced to the mandatory ... read more »
Lester Pitman and Neil Hernandez v The State (Trinidad and Tobago)  UKPC 6 Execution of the intellectually disabled is unconstitutional in Trinidad says Privy Council, but it is for the President to give respite. On 23rd March the Judicial ... read more »
Last week co-executive director Parvais Jabbar participated in conference “Abolition of the Death Penalty and Public Opinion” in Minsk, Belarus. The workshop, held on 13 December 2016, was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of ... read more »
This Saturday, 10th December, marks the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR affirms the inherent dignity and worth of human life, and declares that all people are entitled to certain rights, ... read more »
Antigua’s death row is empty for the first time in years as two of the remaining death row prisoners have been released and four others resentenced. Antigua has not executed anybody since 1991 but retains the death penalty for aggravated ... read more »