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. Running against the abolitionist worldwide movement, some governments have in recent years resorted to use of the death penalty following terrorist attacks on their countries, in the name of protecting their countries and peoples.
In the last 10 years, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Tunisia, and others have adopted laws that expanded the scope of the death penalty, adding certain terrorist acts to the list of crimes punishable by death. More recently, Pakistan and Chad resumed executions in the name of the fight against terrorism, putting an end to moratoriums that had lasted for years.
The Advocates' Jennifer Prestholdt and Amy Bergquist will be presenting. 1 CLE credit applied for.