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DPP in the media

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A fight to the death penalty: stopping the death penalty in Taiwan, The Guardian, 3 October 2016

October 2016
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 »

Mental disorder and the Law

June 2016
In November 2014, The Death Penalty Project (DPP) published Behind the Prison Gates, a report on Belize Central Prison detailing general issues of concern, with a focus on mentally ill prisoners, young offenders and those serving life sentences. The report ... read more »

UK judges to rule on death penalties for ‘intellectually disabled”, The Guardian , 15 May 2016

May 2016
On 16th and 17th May, the Privy Council heard '"one of the most important appeals in the history of the JCPC". The case of two Trinidadians on death row may set global precedent that could prevent the execution of people with ... read more »

Death Penalty Project Director Joseph Middleton receives Bar Pro Bono Award 2015

October 2015
We are extremely delighted to announce that Joseph Middleton, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and one of our Directors, has been awarded the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Bar Pro Bono Award 2015. The prestigious annual award was announced at the ... read more »

INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015

February 2015
Capital punishment is slowly dying out, one country at a time—largely thanks to two British lawyers. How do they do it? Lucy Hughes-Hallett joins them in Belize From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, March/April 2015 UGANDA, 2005. TWO London-based lawyers, Parvais Jabbar ... read more »