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Defending Women and Transgender Persons Facing Extreme Sentences: A Practical Guide

on 14 January 2022


2022

Legal Representation

Legal Representation

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Written by a team including experts in the fields of capital defense, gender rights, gender-sensitive mitigation and the rights of transgender persons, the guide includes sections on gender-based violence, women’s mental health, prison conditions, discrimination in the legal system, working with the media, and how to build a gender-sensitive team. It also includes a step-by-step gender-sensitive interview protocol that builds on resources developed by the anti-violence community and is tailored to the needs of defense teams.

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Shepherds and Butchers

By Oliver Schmitz, on 1 January 2016


2016

Legal Representation


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South Africa, 1987. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial – and the court’s sentence – seems a foregone conclusion.

Hotshot lawyer John Weber reluctantly takes on the seemingly unwinnable case.

A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation’s most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution.

As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher?

Inspired by true events, this is the story that puts death penalty on trial and changes history.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Trend Towards Abolition, Death Row Conditions, Discrimination, Country/Regional profiles,

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Summaries of Key Supreme Court Cases Related to the Death Penalty

By Capital Punishment in Context, on 1 January 2012


2012

Legal Representation


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Summary of key supreme court cases in the United States, these cases deal with juror problems, the constitutionality of the death penalty and juveniles amongst key cases discussed.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Networks,

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Iran must halt execution of web programmer

By Amnesty International - Canada, on 1 January 2012


Legal Representation


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Saeed Malekpour was sentenced to death in December 2010 following what appears to have been an unfair trial, without access to his lawyer, and amid allegations that he was tortured and forced to confess to crimes which he did not commit. Iran must not execute this web programmer sentenced to death after one of his web programs was used to post pornographic images without his knowledge, Amnesty International said today, as the Iranian authorities continue their crackdown on bloggers and other users of the internet.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Networks,

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Give up Tomorrow

By Michael Collins / Thoughtful Robot Production, on 1 January 2011


2011

Legal Representation


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Reflecting schisms of race, class, and political power at the core of the Philippines’ tumultuous democracy, clashing families, institutions, and individuals face off to convict or free Paco, accused of the rape and murder of two chinese-philipino women.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Innocence,

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Incendiary: the Willingham case

By Joe Bailey Jr. / Indira Barykbayeva / YOKEL production, on 1 January 2011


Legal Representation


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After its national release in October, “Incendiary: The Willingham Case” is now available on DVD and through Apple’s iTunes Movie Store.The film examines the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in Texas for the murder of his children by arson and centers around evolving standards of scientific evidence and the notion that an innocent man was executed

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Innocence,

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Cameron Todd Willingham: Wrongfully Convicted and Executed in Texas

By The Innocence Project, on 1 January 2011


Legal Representation


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Tool containing all the documents on Cameron Todd’s case.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Innocence, Country/Regional profiles,

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Condemned to Die

By Mark Davis / SBS, on 1 January 2011


Legal Representation


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Presenter Mark Davis travels to Indonesia with the mother of Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran, as she visits her son for the first time since his final death sentence appeal was rejected.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Drug Offences,

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Incendiary: the Willingham case

By Steve Mims / Joe Bailey Jr. / Yokel, on 1 January 2011


Legal Representation


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This film, by Steve Mims and Joe Bailey Jr., is just what its title implies: a match being lit to a tinderpile of flimsy evidence that led to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in Texas in 2004 after his 1992 conviction for setting the fire that killed his three babies.

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Innocence,

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Into the Abyss

By Werner Herzog / Skellig Rock (Werner Herzog Film) / Channel 4 (Spring Films), on 1 January 2011


Legal Representation


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We do not know when and how we will die. Death Row inmates do. Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with Death Row inmates, asks questions about life and death and looks deep into these individuals, their stories, their crimes. There are interviews (video).

  • Document type Legal Representation
  • Themes list Death Row Conditions,