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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 »

Privy Council holds Presidential commutation can remedy breach of Constitutional rights, but process must be fair

July 2017
Today, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London delivered judgment in the appeal of Dexter Lendore, Evans Xavier and nine others, a major test case from Trinidad and Tobago. The case will affect approximately 60 prisoners who have ... read more »

Imminent execution of Malaysian national in Singapore

July 2017
*UPDATE* Prabagaran Srivijayan was executed at 06:00 (Singapore) on Friday 14th July 2017.   In the early hours of Friday morning, 14th July 2017, Singapore will execute Prabagaran Srivijayan, a 29 year old Malaysian male facing the death penalty. His case ... read more »

Legal provision restricting the right to appeal in death penalty cases struck down as a denial of due process

June 2017
In a judgment delivered today, the Privy Council has found unconstitutional a law excluding death row prisoners in St Vincent and the Grenadines (St Vincent) from applying for an extension of time to have their case reviewed by a higher ... read more »

British man avoids death penalty after being acquitted of murder in Kenya

June 2017
A British national who was facing the mandatory death penalty for the alleged murder of his girlfriend in Kenya was acquitted on 8th June 2017, as the trial court judge found that the accused had no case to answer, having ... read more »