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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 »
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 »
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 »