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Lisa Borden's Fight Against the Death Penalty Highlighted in AL.com


As part of her opposition to the death penalty, Lisa Borden, Pro Bono Shareholder at Baker Donelson, has been involved in the appeals of five death row inmates and has filed briefs on behalf of groups fighting against executions. But recently she found another way to help condemned inmates - she asked other nations to bring pressure on the United States to make changes to death penalty policies.

Borden was among 12 representatives from The Advocates For Human Rights, a non-profit group from Minnesota, that traveled in late March to the U.N. offices in Geneva Switzerland to participate in the U.N.'s "Universal Periodic Review," which was created as a way to review the human rights records of all 193 member nations. Each nation's human rights records are reviewed every four years. During the process other nations are allowed to recommend changes the nation under review should make.

Ms. Borden was the only one of the 12 with The Advocates for Human Rights to focus on the U.S. death penalty issues.  Before the trip, she says, she had never thought before about ways to use international pressure to make changes to death penalty laws in the United States. "It sort of opened my eyes to a new avenue of maybe advancing the ball," Ms. Borden said.

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