Everyone must be afforded due process rights, especially those facing the ultimate penalty: execution. The DPP has made extraordinary progress in protecting this most fundamental right in a range of jurisdiction.

Videos

The Death Penalty in Zimbabwe: What do the public think?

Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty? In 2017 a nationally representative public opinion survey was carried out to examine attitudes towards the death penalty in Zimbabwe, a country that has not carried out any executions for over a decade.

This video presents findings from the research. The research was commissioned by The Death Penalty Project, in association with Zimbabwean NGO Veritas, and was carried out by Dr Mai Sato, University of Reading. The research is supported by the University of Zimbabwe.

Read the full report 

The Death Penalty Project in Belize

Less than twenty years ago Belize carried the mandatory death penalty for murder. Today, death row is empty and the gallows in the only prison have fallen into disrepair.

Watch this short video from the BBC World Service looking at our work in Belize, and how our legal victories there have helped save lives across the globe:

Video credit: BBC World Service, June 2016.

This video clip accompanied the radio programme Assignment: Sparing the Killers of Belize, aired on the BBC World Service on 30 June 2016. Listen to the full radio programme.

The Death Penalty Project – Annual Lecture 2014

International Human Rights Day 2012

To mark International Human Rights Day 2012, we launched our short video which provides a snapshot of the organisation and an insight into our work.

Watch the live recording of the launch of our publication, The Death Penalty in Japan: A Report on Japan’s legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and an assessment of public attitudes to capital punishment, at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 12 March 2013.

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The DPP assisted local lawyers in Singapore in the case of Yong Vui Kong, who faced execution for drug trafficking. Click below to see a short video about the case:

 

LATEST NEWS


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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