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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Mental disorder, the death penalty and international standards in Taiwan

June 2017
On 30th May – 2nd June 2017, Co-Executive Director, Saul Lehrfreund, and forensic psychiatrist, Dr Richard Latham, were in Taiwan engaging policymakers and judges and medical professionals on the death penalty, mental disorder and human rights in the criminal justice ... read more »

Engaging Chinese lawyers on the death penalty

June 2017
On 3th -4th June the DPP was invited to deliver a series of workshops on international standards and the death penalty for Chinese lawyers. The workshop, co-ordinated by the London-based NGO, The Rights Practice was held in Hong Kong under ... read more »

Norwegian-British prisoner released from death row in DRC amid growing health concerns

May 2017
Joshua French, a dual British and Norwegian national who has spent eight years on death row in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been released from prison on humanitarian grounds and is safely returned to Norway. Joshua French ... read more »

Battered woman who killed her husband released from prison in Belize

April 2017
A woman who killed her husband after enduring years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, has been released from prison in Belize. In July 2010, Lavern Longsworth, threw kerosene and a candle over her husband, David White, at their home ... read more »

India: Who is being sentenced to death?

April 2017
On 11th May 2017, we will be hosting a talk by Neetika Vishwanath and Rahul Raman, Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University, Delhi. In an unprecedented effort lasting over three years, the Centre on the Death Penalty ... read more »