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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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 »

British court to rule on death sentences for two Trinidad murderers, The Guardian, 4th February 2015

February 2015
Seven British judges will consider whether two convicted murderers from Trinidad should have their death penalty sentences lifted by the privy council. The test case, starting on Wednesday, will raise the question of whether a court in London has legal ... read more »