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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 troubling views of India’s most senior judges towards the death penalty and the administration of justice in India. Interviews were conducted with 60 former Supreme ... read more »

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 by Reprieve Australia. Earlier this month we made the 24 hour journey across the world to Australia. The nature of our work means we are ... read more »

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 a kitchen in suburban Melbourne sit two English lawyers who have saved hundreds of convicted criminals from execution. Parvais Jabbar​ and Saul Lehrfreund's​ strike rate ... read more »

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 Lehrfreund, Co-Executive Director of the DPP It was Monday morning and my boss called me into his office, “I want you to go to Jamaica.” ... read more »

The death penalty in the Commonwealth

October 2017
Today marks the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty, an opportunity to reflect on the continued use of the death penalty around the world and the global movement towards abolition. For those of us who live in the UK, ... read more »