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.
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Last week co-executive director Parvais Jabbar participated in conference “Abolition of the Death Penalty and Public Opinion” in Minsk, Belarus. The workshop, held on 13 December 2016, was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of ... read more »
The Death Penalty Project’s recent visit to Taiwan with Sir Keir Starmer MP and forensic psychiatrist Dr Richard Latham has been featured on BBC Radio 5 Live. Listen to the clip below: [audio mp3="http://www.deathpenaltyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/BBC-radio-5-interview-Keir-Starmer.mp3"][/audio] Credit: BBC Radio 5 Live ... read more »
We are pleased that Saul Lehrfreund has been featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times. For the full article by Linda Tsang, please click ... read more »
By Keir Starmer and Saul Lehrfreund The execution of Cheng Chieh (鄭捷) earlier this year brought the total number of executions in Taiwan to 33 since 2010. Taiwan’s policy on capital punishment during this period has attracted international criticism affecting ... read more »
As reported by Owen Bowcott, The Guardian, 3 October 2016 With 80% of the population of Taiwan supporting executions, Labour MP and former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer faces an uphill battle to sway public opinion Executions in Taiwan ... read more »