About Us

Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights was launched on International Human Rights Day, 2004, by a group of victims' family members who oppose the death penalty and have extensive speaking and organizing experience in the United States and around the world. Our members have many different reasons for opposing the death penalty, but we are united in our belief that capital punishment violates all legal and ethical human rights standards. MVFHR membership is open to all family members of victims of homicide, execution, extra-judicial assassination, and “disappearances,” who oppose the death penalty in all cases. Friends of MVFHR are abolitionists, attorneys, members of the clergy, victims’ advocates, human rights workers, and anyone else who is interested in supporting and joining in our effort.


MVFHR's Annual Reports