Allison Elgart, EJS Legal Director, attended a special reception on April 24 hosted by the Consul General of Spain in San Francisco in honor of Asunta Vivó Cavaller, the Secretary-General of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty (ICDP) on the occasion of the ICDP’s first mission to the United States.
The ICDP is a multinational commission established through a Spanish initiative to work on abolishing the death penalty around the world.
“It was an honor to be a part of this special gathering and to share EJS’s anti-death penalty work and our involvement in SAFE California,” said Allison. “I spoke briefly with both the Consul General of Spain and with Ms. Cavaller, and I look forward to providing them with more information about our efforts.”
Death Penalty Focus was the host of the International Commission delegation and our friend Elizabeth Zitrin organized a number of special events, including a presentation on International Law Enforcement Views on the Death Penalty on April 24 at Golden Gate University, and a presentation on the Death Penalty and the Latino Communities of California at Loyola Marymount University on April 26.