The lasting legacy of the Death Penalty team can be seen in the training they have provided for death penalty litigators Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and on the educational programmes they have organised and participated in throughout the world. They are a true inspiration to death penalty opponents and human rights activists worldwide.

CONSULATION AND TRAINING

We continue to advise and enter into dialogue with governments, members of the legal profession and NGOs in any jurisdiction on questions of domestic and international human rights law concerning the imposition and application of the death penalty. In addition, training events for local lawyers and NGOs are regularly organised with the provision of relevant reference and resource material.  We also implement and participate in judicial colloquiums on human rights law and the death penalty.

Training programmes in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia have tried to assist local lawyers representing prisoners in capital cases and mental health professionals who conduct assessments and prepare reports in capital cases.

Our activities focusing on legal consultation, research and dialogue have tried to increase the level of information available to key players and raise the levels of awareness on issues surrounding the death penalty and human rights. This has promoted informed discussions/debate concerning legal reforms based on world trends and contemporary human rights standards.

For specific consultation and training activities that we have carried out in each region, please click here.

LATEST NEWS


New death penalty report reveals widespread concern among former Supreme Court judges about a crisis in India’s criminal justice system

December 2017
A new research study, Matters of Judgement, sheds fresh light on the complicated and sometimes ...
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Preaching to the converted: reflections on a week in Australia

October 2017
Our Executive Directors Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar look back on their recent trip, hosted ...
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Australia must continue to campaign against the death penalty in our region

October 2017
As reported by Nick McKenzie, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 2017 (Original article) In ...
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Why we need to do away with the death penalty

October 2017
This blog post was originally posted on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. Author: Saul ...
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