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Amicus is a small legal charity which helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the US.  We believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and the concept of equal justice before the law.  We work to provide better access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it.

We are not a campaigning organisation.  We believe we can make the greatest difference through active involvement in frontline work.

We are very much dependent upon our members for the funds that keep us going.  Your support will ensure better access to justice for people facing the death penalty in the US.  Be part of the fight for justice on death row.


Every year we train and place 20-30 interns with capital defenders in the US. 

These interns provide an invaluable resource for the over-worked lawyers and carry out work that would simply not get done without them.  This covers everything from photocopying and summarising documents to legal research, interviewing people connected to the case or visiting the defendant on death row.

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US Death Penalty Training


Autumn 2015

Theory weekend: 16 - 18th October

Practical weekend: 31 Oct & 1 Nov

Four day course providing insight, practical and theoretical skills for defending those facing the death penalty in the US.

For further information & to book your place, please CLICK HERE or contact admin.



LifeLines Spring Conference

Saturday 28 March 2015


Human Rights Action Centre

New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Doors open 10.00 am

Conference 10.30 am - 5 pm


Guest speakers

Bud Welch and Theresa Gilson

Click here for further information. 





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