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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 »

Towards the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus

December 2016
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 »

BBC Radio 5 Live interview Sir Keir Starmer MP on DPP trip to Taiwan

November 2016
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 »

Co-Executive Director Saul Lehrfreund featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times

October 2016
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 »

Time to abolish the death penalty, Taipei Times, 4 October 2016

October 2016
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 »