Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:59.
The death penalty is not only dying in the United States. It’s dying all over the world. In the Western Hemisphere, 34 of the 35 countries have ended the death penalty in law or in practice.
That was the subject of the 56th Lecture of the Americas, sponsored by the Organization of American States last month. EJUSA Executive Director Shari Silberstein was on hand for the event. Although much of the panel focused on the United States’ lone status carrying out executions in the hemisphere, Silberstein was able to share reflections about the strong momentum for repeal.
A week later, Silberstein spoke at a European Union event at the DC residence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands, sharing the stage with several national partners to talk about what's next for death penalty repeal efforts.