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The regional visit was aimed at examining the reasons for retention and explore possible routes towards abolition.
Baroness Scotland of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Abolition of the Death Penalty and Mme Ruth Dreifuss of the International Commission against the Death Penalty visited Jamaica in March.
The visit was part of a regional tour aimed at finding out more about the Caribbean’s views on the death penalty, examine the reasons for retention and explore possible routes towards abolition. The delegation met with several government ministers as well as opposition spokespersons and civil society leaders. They also visited the St Catherine Correctional Facility where they met inmates who are currently on death row.
They also were part of a lecture at the Norman Manley Law School which involved judges, students and several of the county’s most prominent attorneys.