OTHER PAPERS

Listed below are a number of papers written by eminent experts on the death penalty who are associated with the Death Penalty Project as executive directors, board members, trustees or advisors.

For further details about any of these papers, please contact the Death Penalty Project via info@deathpenaltyproject.org.

 

Presentation at the International Commission against the Death Penalty,
Roundtable on the abolition of the death penalty, Madrid, 9th October 2012

  1. Roger Hood, Introductory review of the current situation as regards progress towards the abolition of the death penalty and possible next stages

 

Paper from the First International Conference on the Death Penalty in the Great Caribbean, Madrid, 17th -19th October 2011

  1. Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar, ‘The Legal Situation in the Great Caribbean’

 

Presentation at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, 12th October 2011

  1. Saul Lehrfreund, ‘Protecting and promoting human rights in the Commonwealth; The Death Penalty from a Human Rights Standpoint’

 

Presentation at the FCO event to mark the World Day against the Death Penalty, London, 10th October 2011

  1. Saul Lehrfreund, ‘Restricting the Scope and Application of the Death Penalty: The Development of International Human Rights Standards’

 

Presentation at the Third Meeting of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty, Madrid, 30th June 2011

  1. Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar, ‘Presentation on the Situation of the death penalty in the Commonwealth Caribbean to the International Commission against the Death Penalty’

 

Paper from the 4th world congress against the death penalty, Roundtable on The Caribbean: The continued danger of escalating executions, Geneva, 26th February 2010

  1. Saul Lehrfreund, ‘The (Judicial) Restriction of the Death Penalty and the Protection of Human Rights in the Commonwealth’

 

Papers from Workshop at the Judges and Prosecutors Training Institute, Taipei, Taiwan, 17th November 2009

  1. Parvais Jabbar, ‘The Rarest of the Rare and the Worst of the Worst – Limiting Capital Punishment Pending Abolition’
  2. Saul Lehrfreund, ‘The Progressive Development of International Human Rights Standards Restricting the Scope and Application of the Death Penalty Towards its Eventual Abolition’
  3. Roger Hood, ‘Towards Worldwide Abolition of the Death Penalty: Progress and Prospects’.

 

Papers from the Workshops on Death Penalty Reform, part of the Sino-EU project on Moving the Debate Forward on the Death Penalty in China, sponsored by the Great Britain China Centre and the College of Criminal Law Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing and Guangzhou, 14th – 18th June 2009

  1. Roger Hood, “Developments on the Road to Abolition – A Worldwide Perspective”
  2. Saul Lehrfreund, “International Standards Restricting the Death Penalty and the Impact of International Human Rights Obligations on Domestic Law”
  3. Martin Wasik, “Devising Sentencing Guidelines in Serious Criminal Cases”

 

Papers from the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, 25th Anniversary Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 2008: Session on Cruel and Unusual Punishment – Commonwealth Trends, Friday 17 October, 2008

  1. Edward Fitzgerald, “Constitutional and Human Rights Issues Arising from the Imposition of the Sentence of Life Imprisonment on Convicted Murderers”.
  2. Roger Hood, “Capital Punishment: The Commonwealth in World Perspective”.
  3. Keir Starmer, “Sentencing in Capital Cases”.

 

Papers from the Workshop on Death Penalty Reform, part of the Sino-EU project on Moving the Debate Forward on the Death Penalty in China, sponsored by the Great Britain China Centre and the College of Criminal Law Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 25-26 August 2007 [for more information on Training click here].

  1. Roger Hood, “Abolition of Capital Punishment in the United Kingdom”.
  2. Roger Hood, “Developments on the Road to Abolition: a Worldwide Perspective”.
  3. Saul Lehrfreund, “The Application of International Human Rights Standards Restricting the Death Penalty”.
  4. Michael L. Radelet, “Tinkering with the Machinery of Death”.

 

Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights Seminar

Belize, 12-14 September 2000
With the support of Penal Reform International, the FCO and The Ministry of the Attorney General in Belize, Simons Muirhead and Burton organised an international human rights conference in Belize City from September 12-14, 2000. Papers focussing on the death penalty, trial rights and justice were given by experts from Barbados, Belize, the UK and the US. For information on any of the papers listed below, please contact info@deathpenaltyproject.org .

 

Papers included:

Kirk Anderson, “The flogging of prisoners in Belize – Is this practice constitutionally valid?”

Alvin J. Bronstein, “Cruel and inhuman punishment; The treatment of long-term and death row prisoners”

Edward Fitzgerald, “Pardon and the commutation of the death penalty: Judicial review of executive clemency”.

Edward Fitzgerald, “Savings clauses and the colonial death penalty regime”

Adrian King, “Legal aid and access to justice”.

Saul Lehrfreund, “The Commonwealth Caribbean and evolving international attitudes towards the death penalty”.

Tracey Robinson, “Serious offences, gender and criminal justice: A plea for reason-in(g) equality”.

Keir Starmer, “Preventative detention and pre-trial rights”.

Keir Starmer and Simeon Sampson, “Fair trial and international standards”.

Bryan Stevenson, “Capital punishment in the United States”.

 

Also:

Godfrey P. Smith, Feature address

Parvais Jabbar, Rapporteur’s introduction and summary recommendations

Hon. Abdulia O. Conteh, Closing Address

 

Miscellaneous papers

  1. “The Death Penalty: The Caribbean in World Perspective”, Professor Roger Hood, Presentation at the British High Commissioners meeting, 4 May 2012
  2. Towards Global Abolition of the Death Penalty, Professor Roger Hood, 2011
  3. Saul Lehrfreund, “The Restriction of the Death Penalty and the Protection of Human Rights – the Caribbean Experience and Recent Developments in Africa”, The Paul Jackson Annual Law Lecture, School of Law, University Of Reading, 23 February 2007.
  4. Saul Lehrfreund, Introductory Note to Francis Kafantayeni et al  V. The Attorney General of Malawi, Constitutional Case No. 12 of 2005 in the High Court of Malawi [April 27,2007], 46 ILM 564 (2007).
  5. Nicholas Blake and Saul Lehrfreund, “The Constitution Amendment Act 2002 and the Death Penalty: Legislation without Justification”, Caribbean Law Bulletin Vol. 7, No. 2 (2002)
  6. Saul Lehrfreund, “The Death Penalty and the continuing role of the Privy Council”, New Law Journal 149 (1999), pp. 1299 – 1301.
  7. Saul Lehrfreund, “International Legal Trends and the ‘Mandatory’ Death Penalty in the Commonwealth Caribbean”, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (2001), pp. 171 – 194.