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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.

Think a US Internship might be for you?

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Thursday 10th April

Special Screening of 'Code Red: The Death Penalty' with guest speakers

at Amnesty International Headquarters in Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 177 Amsterdam

Don't miss a fantastic documentary about the death penalty followed by guest speakers after the screening:

Renate Bouwmeester, The Netherlands Amicus Group, Frank Bron, Amnesty International and Jessica Villerius, Filmmaker of the 8th Amendment.

 For more information click here.

To book please email filmavonddoodstraf@outlook.com

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