ABA Annual Meeting - August 2010 in San Francisco
The Influence of International Law and Opinion in US Death Penalty Cases
Join the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project and the Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project at the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco for a special program featuring a panel discussion on the death penalty and international law. President Obama has stated that he seeks to ensure “international law is not an empty promise.” We will host a panel of distinguished experts to discuss what this means for death penalty cases in the U.S. Panelists will discuss whether it is legitimate to consider international human rights instruments or treaty obligations in capital cases, recent capital cases involving issues of international law and comity, and the effect of foreign governments’ opposition to the implementation of the death penalty on foreign nationals. We will conclude the session with a discussion on what, if any, universal principles of fairness and due process exist among countries that retain the death penalty.
This event will be held free of charge on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 8:00 - 9:30 AM (PDT) at Bingham McCutchen LLP, located at Three Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.
Special thanks to event host Bingham McCutchen LLP and co-sponsors at the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco!