Tag Archive for Death Penalty

Abolishing the Death Penalty

Lord Hylton

I have been opposed to executions ever since I became involved with cases of miscarriage of justice, many years ago.  The struggle against capital punishment goes on across the world, though rather slowly. Some of you may have heard BBC 5 Live’s programme on 8 August.  This had an interview with Kris Maharaj and his wife,…

“End the Death Penalty”

Lord Hylton

Pope Francis called for the worldwide ending of capital punishment, when he returned to Rome from Mexico.  He had previously made the same plea when addressing the United States Congress. I have known of too many miscarriages of justice, for example the notorious cases of the Birmingham 6 and the Guildford 4, not to agree…