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


Legal provision restricting the right to appeal in death penalty cases struck down as a denial of due process

June 2017
In a judgment delivered today, the Privy Council has found unconstitutional a law excluding death ...
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British man avoids death penalty after being acquitted of murder in Kenya

June 2017
A British national who was facing the mandatory death penalty for the alleged murder of ...
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Mental disorder, the death penalty and international standards in Taiwan

June 2017
On 30th May – 2nd June 2017, Co-Executive Director, Saul Lehrfreund, and forensic psychiatrist, Dr ...
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Engaging Chinese lawyers on the death penalty

June 2017
On 3th -4th June the DPP was invited to deliver a series of workshops on ...
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