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Saturday, March 1 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Death Penalty Today: The Fight for Justice, Fairness, and Change

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How is the death penalty being used today? What are the challenges for advocates who care about justice?  What policies control the outcomes in death penalty cases and how should they be changed?  Panelists will discuss the modern death penalty in the United States and around the world, and what reforms are needed to ensure more fairness and justice in the system.    

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John Bessler

Author and Professor of Law, University of Baltimore
John Bessler is a law professor.  He has written four books on capital punishment, most recently Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment.  His next book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, will... Read More →
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Robin Maher

Director, American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
Robin M. Maher is Director of the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, DC.  She works to improve the quality and availability of defense counsel in capital cases in the U.S. and internationally through training, education, reform, and recruitment... Read More →
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Rosalyn Park

Research Director, Advocates for Human Rights
Rosalyn Park is Research Director at The Advocates for Human Rights. Rosalyn represents The Advocates on the World Coalition against the Death Penalty Steering Committee, where she chairs the World Day against the Death Penalty working group. She also coordinates The Advocates... Read More →

Saturday March 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Auditorium 1 Minneapolis Convention Center

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