Let me welcome you here on behalf of both Australians Against Capital Punishment and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. This joint function builds on the very successful David Marr dinner that we held last year. I see a number of faces from last year’s function and a number of new faces. In both cases, your support for the very important causes pursued by each organisation does wonders for us both logistically and in terms of morale.
A number of you will be aware that AACP was founded largely through the efforts of Chris and Lee Rush. The arrest of their son, Scott, in Indonesia, and Scott’s subsequent trial, appeal and imposition of the death penalty, of course, raised their consciousness of the inhumanity and injustice of capital punishment as a tool of the law.
What is impressive and singular about Lee and Chris’s reaction is that have not restricted their efforts to trying to save the life of their son but have campaigned strenuously through AACP against capital punishment everywhere and at all times. We share their campaign. Read the rest of this entry »
World Day Against the Death Penalty – 8 October 2010
David Marr will be the guest speaker at a dinner to mark World Day Against the Death Penalty in Brisbane on 8 October 2010.
Stephen Keim SC, the President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, recently said that “the dinner will be an excellent way to mark the World Day”.
The dinner will be held at the Rydges South Bank Hotel in Brisbane and is being organised by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Aussies Against Capital Punishment (AACP).
Full article here.
The Politics of Drugs and Death
Friday October 10th 6.30pm for a 7.00 start
Western Districts Rugby F.C., Memorial Park, Sylvan Rd, Toowong
Last year, the UN called for a universal moratorium on executions. Still, hundreds of people across the world are on death row facing the ultimate violation of their human rights – some for nonviolent crimes such as drug offences. Join AACP and our speakers as we examine these issues.
Stephen Keim, SC
Patron of Australians Against Capital Punishment
Dr Alex Wodak
President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation
Tony Trimingham, OAM
Established the Damien Trimingham Foundation following the death of his son from an overdose
Dr Denis Bartrum
Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department
Lee & Christine Rush
Parents of a young Australian on Death Row in Bali
Cost for 3 course meal: $45 per head
RSVP by Monday October 6th to Don on 0405 721 617 or email Don.Sinnamon@gmail.com
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