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THE DEATH PENALTY & INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

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This broadcast segment of GLOBAL IMPACT addresses the social, economic, political, and racial dimensions of the death penalty. Over two thirds of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty. Public support for the the death penalty is diminishing in the United States. We'll be discussing death penalty trends, the death penalty and innocence, cost of the death penalty, the death penalty and race, the death penalty and arbitrariness, the federal death penalty, the death penalty and deterrence, lethal injection, executions and medical ethics, the death penalty and mental illness, and the death penalty and foreign nationals. On this broadcast we will also be discussing the Troy Davis case in Georgia. His case illustrates so much of what is wrong about the death penalty and has become internationally known with 500,000 people signing an Amnesty International petition on his behalf. Our special guest will be Ms. Laura Moye who is the Director of Amnesty International USA's Death Penalty Abolition Campaign, based in Washington, DC. She has been an active voice for human rights and abolition of the death penalty since her days as a student activist. Ms. Moye has worked on state legislative and clemency campaigns, including a campaign for a moratorium and study of Georgia's death penalty and to stop the execution of death row prisoner Troy Davis. Also joining us for this very important broadcast is Ms. Kathryn Hamoudah who is the State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Atlanta and Regional DPAC for the Southern Region. She works as the Public Policy Director at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. She supports the efforts of the Center through media, legislative and community advocacy. Kathryn is Vice-Chair of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a state-wide anti-death penalty coalition. Join us for this provocative discussion on the death penalty. Should the death penalty be abolished? Is it a human rights violation?
Tags:
DEATH PENALTY
TROY DAVIS CASE
LETHAL INJECTION
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND RACE
EXECUTIONS AND MEDICAL ETHICS
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