The UK Government values the significant contribution the Death Penalty Project has made in global action on the death penalty.
As well as representing individuals at risk of execution, the DPP has an ongoing commitment to empower local lawyers through training, seminars and workshops. By maintaining dialogue with judiciaries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments, we aim to strengthen communication between organisations and ultimately enable them to work effectively together to protect human rights..
The Death Penalty Project has developed and commissioned studies and research into all aspects of the death penalty. Publications include:
Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases (2018) Nigel Eastman, Sanya Krljes, Richard Latham, Marc Lyall
Casebook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases (2018) Nigel Eastman, Sanya Krljes, Richard Latham, Marc Lyall
Matters of Judgment: A judges’ opinion study on the death penalty and the criminal justice system (2017) The National Law University, Delhi
The Abolition of the Death Penalty in the UK: How it Happened and Why it Still Matters (2015) Julian B. Knowles QC
The Public Opinion Myth: Why Japan retains the death penalty (2015) Mai Sato & Paul Bacon
Handbook of Forensic Practice in Capital Cases in Taiwan (2015) Nigel Eastman, Tim Green, Richard Latham, Marc Lyall, Leon Huang
Behind the Prison Gates (2014)
The inevitability of error: the administration of justice in death penalty cases (2014)
The Death Penalty in Taiwan (2014)
The Death Penalty in Malaysia (2013)
The Death Penalty in Japan (2013)
Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice in Capital Cases (2013) Nigel Eastman, Tim Green, Richard Latham and Marc Lyall
Report on Prison Conditions in Jamaica (2011)
Public Opinion Survey on the Mandatory Death Penalty in Trinidad (2011) Professor Roger Hood and Dr Florence Seemungal
A Penalty Without Legitimacy (2009) Professor Roger Hood and Dr Florence Seemungal
A Guide to Sentencing in Capital Cases (2007)
Edward Fitzgerald QC and Keir Starmer QC
A Rare and Arbitrary Fate (2006)
Professor Roger Hood and Dr Florence Seemungal
All prisoners serving life sentence in Belize to be re-sentenced following major decision of the Caribbean Court of JusticeApril 2018
At least 44 prisoners currently serving life sentences in Belize will be re-sentenced following an ...
As reported in Private Eye Issue No.1466 (23 March- 5 April 2018) Privy Council judges ...
UK judges uphold death sentence of Trinidad prisoner despite him “more likely than not” having serious mental illnessMarch 2018
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) has rejected the appeal of death row ...
Research by the National University of Singapore has revealed that the Singaporean public favours a ...