Capital punishment is the death penalty. It is used today and was used in ancient times to punish a variety of offenses.
Neighborhoods that are safe because we identify and address the root causes of crime and violence. Compassionate care for all victims of crime. Accountability for offenders that is just and acknowledges the possibility of self-transformation, grace and redemption.
Dignity of all touched by the criminal justice system including those working in our judicial and prison systems. The continued existence and use of the death penalty undermines our ability to make that vision a reality.
Who We Are The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation's oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the abolition of the death penalty.
It leads a national movement against the death penalty fueled by a broad-based national constituency and more than Affiliate organizations.
We are families of murder victims, persons from all points on the political and religious spectrums, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations, who are working to repeal the death penalty state by state.
As seasoned professionals we use our collective experience in social and criminal justice issues to provide strategic political and legal analysis and leadership to the larger anti-death penalty movement as well as hands-on direct assistance to state Affiliates working to end the death penalty.
Our Goals Through strategic planning, campaign development, and training services, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty enables every state to be effective, compelling advocates for change.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty seeks to build a diverse and powerful national constituency favoring death penalty repeal. Our Accomplishments Together with our state and national partners, we have won a string of victories for the death penalty abolition movement.
Seven states in the past decade have said no to capital punishment. Today, 19 states and the District of the Columbia are death penalty-free, with significant momentum away from the death penalty in almost every other state where it is still on the books. We have much work before us. Telegram to civil rights advocates calling for a national meeting following the Supreme Court decision in Gregg v.
Georgia in which reinstated the death penalty. This meeting led to the formation of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty which has been the leading national voice for death penalty abolition in the US ever since.The international framework. From the early s, although a majority of countries still used the death penalty, the draftees of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) had already begun moves for its abolition in international law.
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights, and that’s why Amnesty International opposes it in all cases and works to abolish it. We are making tremendous progress – today, 19 states in the U.S. and two-thirds of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty.
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Randa, editor, University Press of America, ICDP is an independent body of politically influential people with international standing – supported by a diverse group of 18 governments from all world regions – working for a world free from the death penalty.
Our Mission. The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s mission is to abolish the death penalty in the United States and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide. The death penalty violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; it is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
There is no credible evidence that the death penalty has a greater deterrent effect than prison terms.