Breaking News: Illinois Legislature Abolishes the Death Penalty

Today, the Illinois Senate passed legislation to abolish the death penalty!  The vote was 32 for, 25 against, with 2 voting present. Last week the Illinois House of Representatives passed the bill on a vote of 60 to 55. TCADP congratulates our colleagues in Illinois, who worked tirelessly over the last 2 months particularly as well […]

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Amnesty International 2009 report on the death penalty

On March 30, 2010 Amnesty International published their annual report “Death Sentence and Executions 2009”. The report covers worldwide development of the death penalty including countries that carried out executions, new death sentences, and the movement toward abolishment of the practice. The report details the 18 countries in which executions took place in 2009. The […]

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