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.


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.


Moving away from the death penalty in Zimbabwe – has the time come for change?

May 2018
This op-ed was published on Bulawayo24 News, 24 May 2018 By Parvais Jabbar and Val Ingham-Thorpe ...
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New opinion study shows Zimbabwean public ready to accept death penalty abolition

May 2018
Today, The Death Penalty Project, in partnership with Veritas, launches “12 Years Without an Execution: ...
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All prisoners serving life sentence in Belize to be re-sentenced following major decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice

April 2018
At least 44 prisoners currently serving life sentences in Belize will be re-sentenced following an ...
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Split Decision (Private Eye on the JCPC’s judgment in Jay Chandler)

March 2018
As reported in Private Eye Issue No.1466 (23 March- 5 April 2018) Privy Council judges ...
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