The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassy of France in the United States are pleased to invite you at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France.
Introductory remarks by Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States.
To commemorate this anniversary, and raise awareness around the issue of capital punishment in the United States and after a short film screening a panel discussion will take place with the participation of the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Robert Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, Kirk Bloodsworth, Executive Director of Witness to Innocence and first person to be exonerated from death row based on DNA testing and Vanessa Potkin, Director of Special Litigation at the Innocence Project.
Message to attendees from La Maison Française:
This event has a limited capacity and masks are required inside.
To ensure maximum safety for all our guests, proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Please remember to bring an ID for the check-in. Should you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org