We believe the death penalty, however administered, will almost always violate universally accepted and absolute human rights, namely, the right to life and the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Our legal work is complemented by research studies, publications, training and education, particularly for those members of the legal profession involved in the defence and prosecution of capital cases. We have commissioned reports, studies and research into many aspects of the death penalty and human rights law and to read the reports, please click on the individual titles.
- The Abolition of the Death Penalty in the UK: How it Happened and Why it Still Matters (2015)
- The Public Opinion Myth: Why Japan retains the death penalty (2015)
- The Public Opinion Myth: Why Japan retains the death penalty (Japanese version) (2015)
- Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice for Capital Cases in Taiwan (2015)
- Handbook of Forensic Psychiatric Practice for Capital Cases in Taiwan (Chinese version) (2015)
- Behind the Prison Gates (2014)
- The Inevitability of Error: The Administration of Justice in Death Penalty Cases (2014)
- The Inevitability of Error: The Administration of Justice in Death Penalty Case (Japanese version) (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)
- The Death Penalty Project Five-Year Report (2011)
- Prison Conditions in Jamaica (2011)
- Public Opinion Survey on the Mandatory Death Penalty in Trinidad (2011)
- A Penalty Without Legitimacy The Mandatory Death Penalty In Trinidad And Tobago (2009)
- A Guide To Sentencing In Capital Cases (2007)
- A Rare And Arbitrary Fate (2006)
- Other papers
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