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Educational Institutions

Cornell University Legal Information Institute (LII)
This website provides links to federal and state statutes and caselaw, as well as other organizations.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library 
The Death Penalty and Human Rights Links page provides links to many internet resources and organizations.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
This website provides information on the latest news, as well as overviews of several issues, including unequal justice, mental retardation, international innocence, juveniles, moratorium, women and clemency.

Amnesty International USA Program to Abolish the Death Penalty (PADP)
This website has facts sheets, urgent actions, news, an events calendar, and information on the death penalty worldwide.

Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP)
This website provides facts sheets, the New Abolitionist newsletter, an events calendar, ways to get involved, and related links, among other resources.  

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC)
This website provides information on related issues, reports, updates, press resources, and facts on the death penalty.

Derechos Human Rights
This website provides links to internet resources categorized by news, facts, law, region, abolition, pro-death penalty, death penalty inmates, educational materials, writings from prison, and other resources.

Equal Justice USA
This website has information about the Moratorium Now! campaign to pass moratoriums and resolutions in the U.S. and states. Organizing resources and sample resolutions are available.

Hands Off Cain
This website provides a global perspective on the death penalty in English and in Italian.

International Justice Project (IJP)
This website provides information about juveniles, foreign nationals, mental retardation and mental illness using caselaw, international standards and statistics. The website also has an execution calendar, brief bank, and information on trainings and events.

Justice Project
This website provides tools and resources for activists seeking to advocate change in the criminal justice system. Among other resources, it contains legislative and media directories, as well as information on the Innocence Protection Act.

Lamp of Hope
This organization, founded by Texas death row prisoners, has death row inmate webpages, writings and crafts by prisoners, requests for pen pals, and a "death row journal."

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation (MVFR)
This organization is composed of family members of both murder and state killings who oppose the death penalty. 

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
This website provides facts and figures, news, alerts on executions, state-by-state legislative information, and an events calendar.

The Sentencing Project
This website is dedicated to the development of alternative sentencing programs and advocacy on criminal justice policies. It provides information on issues, events, publications and news.

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)
The SCHR provides legal representation to capital defendants at the trial-level, appeals stage, and in post-conviction proceedings. The website provides information on articles, reports, books, films and an excellent overview of Supreme Court case decisions.


European Union
This website provides EU law and policies on the death penalty, including actions taken by the EU in the U.N. and on U.S. cases.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR)
This website provides international standards on the death penalty, related news in the region, as well as the status of the death penalty in OSCE participating countries.

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
This website provides international standards, annual reports, documents, reports on country visits, information for individual complainants, and a section on special issues, including the death penalty.