UCL host Inter-University Amicus Debate on the Death Penalty

By Anushree Mehta 

On 12th November teams from King’s College London (KCL) and University College London (UCL) debated the motion “This House Requires Countries Opposing the Death Penalty to Sanction Pharmaceutical Companies that Provide Lethal Injection Drugs”. While the proposition (KCL) presented a strong argument that excessive harm caused by the lethal drugs should lead to the sanctioning of the private sector, the opposition (UCL) won the competition, arguing that the proposition’s methods would be ineffective and could lead to undesirable consequences.

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Exonerated from death row: An Evening with Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs

By Anushree Mehta

On the 17th of October 2019, UCL’s Amicus Chapter welcomed two exonerees from death row to talk about their experiences with the injustices embedded in the American and Irish legal systems.

Peter was a political activist in Ireland, framed for a crime he did not commit – and wrongfully sentenced to death. The case followed a dramatic series of events, involving a bank robbery, getaway car, machine gun, the death of two police officers and a run-away criminal. Intense media scrutiny placed pressure on the police to find the killer Continue reading “Exonerated from death row: An Evening with Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs”

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