Get the word out. Share this event with your colleagues. Click to post.

Comparative Israeli and U.S. Perspectives

Comparative Israeli and U.S. Perspectives on the Death Penalty and Private Prisons
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free to Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers Please call (212) 382 – 6663 to Register

In recent decades, a sharp divergence has developed with respect to the death penalty in Israel and the United States.  In Israel, the death penalty has been imposed rarely and limited for a handful of “war time” crimes.  In the U.S., the death penalty is carried out more frequently and covers a larger array of crimes, although its use has diminished significantly in recent years.  Israel has also outlawed private prisons as contrary to human dignity, while private prisons abound in the U.S.  Our panel of experts will analyze these differing approaches and discuss their theoretical underpinnings.

William Erlbaum, Retired Justice of the New York State Supreme Court
Stephen R. Greenwald, Former Chair of the Capital Punishment Committee and Death Penalty Litigator
Salim Joubran, Retired Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court
Kate McMahon, Chair of the Capital Punishment Committee

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Capital Punishment Committee, Kate McMahon, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Criminal Courts Committee, Kerry Ward, Chair
Foreign & Comparative Law Committee, James G. Hunt, Chair

Related Resource: 
If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in these City Bar resource:
Life After the Death Penalty: Implications for Retentionist States

42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

Please Sign In to Register