Elizabeth Zitrin, a California attorney, is President of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. She has pioneered collaborations between the death penalty abolition movement in the US and the international abolition community, convening the World Coalition’s only General Assemblies held in the United States, and organizing international forums on the death penalty, with emphasis on law enforcement allies. Ms. Zitrin hosted the first US mission of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty. She has represented the World Coalition at the United Nations and other international bodies and continues to focus on the building of bridges among attorneys and activists in the international abolition movement. Ms. Zitrin managed Justice Advocates and Law Enforcement Outreach projects bringing the voices of exonerees and law enforcement professionals to the public debate in the US. She practiced criminal defense law in San Francisco. In addition to the Board of SCHR, she serves on the Board of the Northern California Innocence Project. Ms. Zitrin holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.