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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DPP in the media

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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 »

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 »