Upcoming Events

See all of our upcoming events below.

To find out more or if you have a question about any event, send us an email at admin@amicus-alj.org​​​​


Seeing the Bigger Picture

A criminal justice movie series in July-September 2023

We are hosting a gripping set of movie screenings, delving into the world of the death penalty. Embark on a thought-provoking journey with a number of films about the death penalty and criminal justice. Each screening will be shared with remarkable speakers.

Events will start at 5.30pm where you will be greeted with a popcorn reception and beverages and there will be an opportunity to network with some leading UK law firms! This event is open to all - members and non-members.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
3 August: Fourteen Days in May
9 August: 12 Angry Men
16 August: Just Mercy
24 August: Clemency
31 August: Shawshank Redemption 
6 September: A series of short films (1 for 10 Series, The People vs. the Death Penalty)
14 September: 13th
21 September:  The State of Texas vs Melissa Lucio

Keep an eye out for updates or book below!

You are welcome to donate anything from £0-£20 - to secure your place please see links below.

                                
21 September: The State of Texas v. Melissa (2020)
at Simmons & Simmons

Don't miss "The State of Texas vs. Melissa," a powerful documentary about Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman on death row in Texas. Directed by Sabrina van Tassel, this film explores systemic injustice and personal struggle while raising profound questions about guilt and innocence. Joinus for an evening of cinema and conversation with van Tassel as our guest speaker.

Book your place here!
If you would like to donate to Amicus please follow the link here.

Please allow 3 working days for your confirmation email.



                               


Champions of Justice Awards 2023

Nominations now open! ​​​​​​​

We are thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the prestigious Amicus Champions of Justice Awards 2023!

Join us in celebrating the remarkable pro bono efforts made by law firms and individual volunteers to uphold justice in the US death penalty system, date and time to be revealed.

This year, we are excited to introduce a brand new category: 'academic team.' Whether it's an outstanding individual, a dedicated law firm, or a remarkable academic team, we invite you to nominate those who have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of justice.

Help us recognise their unwavering dedication and exceptional talent by submitting your nominations before September 17th, 2023. Together, let's honor their remarkable work and dedication to ensuring justice for all.

Application to nominate an Individual

Application to nominate a Law Firm

Application to nominate an Academic Team

Buy your tickets today!

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Tickets are £200 each and a table of 10 costs £1800

























International (In)Justice

Sponsored by the University of Law

Thursday 24th November 2022
6pm on Zoom 

On this occasion, we present a discussion on the (in)justice of the death penalty on a global scale. With fabulous guest speakers, below, we are set for a fascinating evening! 

  • Gabrielle Darden, Capital Mitigation Specialist in Florida
  • Professor Jon Yorke, professor of international law and human rights and Director of the Centre for Human Rights, BCU
  • Joyce Claudia Choo, volunteer on US and Malaysian death penalty cases, we are set for an-eye opening and thought-provoking evening.

We finish by celebrating the students who keep us going in our fight against injustice in the US death penalty. As Gabrielle so aptly puts it, 'One student at a time is how we change one million lives'.

For full event information and to register for free, please click here.

The event is free to attend. For those who are able to, we invite a suggested donation of £5 per person. To donate (any amount - big or small!) click here.


Webinar Series:
Amicus on Death Row

ALL WEBINAR SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAIALABLE TO STREAM

Find out more about our host and exciting speakers here!

  • Arts on Death Row 
    The aesthetical impact of paintings, literature, theatre, and music. Professor Jon will introduce ‘music on death row,’ with the experts discussing how the paintings of Francisco de Goya and the plays of William Shakespeare, contribute to our understanding of the death penalty. Can the arts contribute to ending this punishment?                                            Episode 1                                                                                                                                         
  • God on Death Row 
    To what extent do sacred texts identify a deity that demands capital punishment? This will be an insight discussion into the evolution of the punishment within monotheistic religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dr Roberto Carlés will provide excerpts from his personal audiences with Pope Francis. He will be joined by The Very Rev John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral.                                                                                                                 Episode 2                                                                                                                              
  • Doctors on Death Row 
    In Of the Epidemics, Hippocrates stated, ‘The physician must be able to tell the antecedents…with regards to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.’ We’ll discuss how this principle is applied with two of the world’s leading experts on medical ethics and the science of putting people to death.                                                                               Episode 3
  • Time on Death Row                                                                                                              Time is an exploitable resource in the death penalty. A dangerous circumstance arises as governments can manipulate processes to weigh-down the scales for executions. Temporal consciousness necessitates an understanding of how linear, cyclical, and relative time is applied. We’ll discuss how time can be used to in the defence of those facing capital charges and executions.


    Suggested donation of £5 per session for students or £15 for all 4. 
For anyone else, suggested donation is £10 per session or £30 for all 4.


VOICES OF JUSTICE

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED


Thursday 3rd November, 6pm on Zoom


Find out more about this event here