Monday, October 10
Fredrikson & Byron
200 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Being held in recognition of World Day Against the Death Penalty, this CLE will focus on the use of the death penalty in connection with terrorism. The United States and 64 other countries allow people to be sentenced to death for terrorism-related offenses. This session will examine the federal laws under which individuals may be sentenced to death for terrorism in the United States, and will discuss recent examples concerning the cases of Djokhar Tsamaev and Timothy McVeigh, both of whom were sentenced to death, and the case of Zacharias Moussaoui, whom a jury sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Session participants will also consider the views of some victims of terrorism concerning the death penalty.
In addition, participants will learn about the international context of the death penalty for terorism-related offenses, including the relevant international human rights standards and issues concerning the application of those standards in several countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, and Iran.
The Advocates for Human Rights, with the assistance of pro bono attorneys, collaborates with members of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to bring these issues to the attention of the United Nations to advocate for change.
The Advocates' Jennifer Prestholdt and Amy Bergquist will be presenting. 1 CLE credit applied for.