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Australia must continue to campaign against the death penalty in our region

October 2017
As reported by Nick McKenzie, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 2017 (Original article) In a kitchen in suburban Melbourne sit two English lawyers who have saved hundreds of convicted criminals from execution. Parvais Jabbar​ and Saul Lehrfreund's​ strike rate ... read more »

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 »

The death penalty in the Commonwealth

October 2017
Today marks the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty, an opportunity to reflect on the continued use of the death penalty around the world and the global movement towards abolition. For those of us who live in the UK, ... read more »

Trinidad Court of Appeal rehears case of 10 former death row prisoners after key witness testimony retracted

September 2017
This week, the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago will rehear the case of Michael Maharaj and nine others, who are challenging their conviction for a murder that took place 20 years ago. The ten men were initially sentenced ... read more »

Oral statement to the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

September 2017
The Death Penalty Project's oral statement, delivered to the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council on 18th September 2017: Mr. President, We would like to thank the Secretary General on his yearly supplement to the quinquennial report on capital ... read more »