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Gov. Richardson Op-Ed: I Carried Out the Death Penalty as a Governor. I Hope Others Put it to Rest

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Washington Post Op-ed: Bill Richardson, June 13 at 6:00 AM Capital punishment is unfair, ineffective and hurts the states that continue the practice. I’ve always viewed it a sign of wisdom to demonstrate the ability to change your mind — that goes double if you’re an elected official. As New Mexico’s governor in 2009, I changedRead the full article »

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Richardson Op-Ed: This Act Will Hold Corrupt Regimes Accountable for Their Crimes

Monday, June 5, 2017

In 2008, attorney Sergei Magnitsky blew the whistle on a massive corruption scheme in his native Russia. He soon found himself detained on retaliatory tax fraud charges. Dispatched to a Soviet-era prison where he was beaten and otherwise abused, eventually he died from lack of medical attention. Two years later, congressional outrage at the whistleblower’sRead the full article »

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Richardson Center Statement on Gambian Elections

Friday, December 2, 2016

RICHARDSON CENTER CONGRATULATES GAMBIA ON HISTORIC ELECTIONS, CALLS FOR RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, INCLUDING AMERICAN FANTA JAWARA The Richardson Center for Global Engagement congratulates the Gambian people and President-elect Adama Barrow on yesterday’s successful election. This is an historic election for the Gambian people and a significant milestone for Gambian democracy. We call on President Yahya Jammeh to respect theRead the full article »

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Fear in The Gambia Before Elections

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

RICHARDSON CENTER CALLS FOR INCREASED INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON THE GAMBIA FOLLOWING REPORTS OF IMPENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST POLITICAL PRISONERS The life of Frederick, Maryland mother Fanta Darboe Jawara, who was beaten and wrongfully arrested in April and sentenced to three years in prison on July 20, imperiled New York, NY  – The following is a quote from GovernorRead the full article »

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Their mom is jailed in West Africa, and they are desperate to bring her home to the U.S.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“I think this is a case of egregious conduct against a person who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Richardson told me Sunday. “This is an American citizen who has obviously been treated unfairly and maligned.” Read Full Article Here  

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Bill Richardson visits Ambassador Aas at the Norwegian Embassy in DC last night

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Richardson visits Ambassador Aas at the Norwegian Embassy in DC last night.

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Bill Richardson in DC with Matt Dillon and Richard Branson at the Refugees International Gala

Bill Richardson was in DC with Matt Dillon and Richard Branson at the Refugees International Gala #RIGala2016. Bill Richardson is a board member of Refugees International, a non-governmental organization that helps and assists displaced people around the world and that promotes solutions to displacement crises. To donate, Text 41444 Refugees and enter donation amount.

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Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty

Monday, December 21, 2015

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) held the 10th meeting of its Commissioners in Madrid on 17 and 18 December 2015. ICDP President Mr. Federico Mayor opened the meeting and welcomed three new Commissioners: Ms Navi Pillay, Ms Sylvie Kayitesi and Mr. Horacio Verbitsky. During the meeting, the Commission presented aRead the full article »

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Bringing Vision to the Developing World

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Global Vision 2020 ( has partnered with Governor Bill Richardson’s Center for Global Engagement to provide logistics support to deliver humanitarian aid to the vulnerable populations of the world. GV2020 is an Easton, Maryland based non-profit, directed by former U.S. Marine, Kevin White, which is dedicated to helping the world see clearly by distributing user-adjustableRead the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson Recipient of Prestigious McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award by Refugees International

Friday, May 6, 2011

Governor Bill Richardson Honored At Refugees International’s 32nd Anniversary Gala With Special Tribute to Former Board Member and Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Washington, DC, May 5, 2011— Refugees International announced that former Governor Bill Richardson is this year’s recipient of the organization’s highest honor, the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes those who have demonstratedRead the full article »