Resource pack: A Matter of Life and Death
Curriculum: Curriculum links (pdf)
Explore the issues surrounding the use of the death penalty, with Amnesty's flagship resource pack of lessons, films, worksheets and an assembly. The pack includes a new film about Troy Davis, featuring Troy's sister Martina and nephew De'Jaun, pictured left. Update: On 21 September Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection
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French lesson: Text + suggested activities
French teachers can bring human rights into their classroom with this lesson based on a French text on the death penalty in China and selection of suggested activities and comprehension questions. Download lesson
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 3, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 5, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
87 countries in the world have abolished the death penalty for all crimes, yet 71 countries retain the use of the death penalty. Should all countries abolish the death penalty for all crimes? What are the experiences of people facing the death penalty across the world? Explore these issues with our range of resources.
Find out more: Amnesty's campaign to end the death penalty