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.
The mandatory death penalty violates fundamental human rights, rules the Supreme Court of Kenya today in a historic judgment that will affect thousands of prisoners. Prior to the judgment, any person convicted of murder, or robbery with violence, in Kenya ... read more »
Privy Council holds Presidential commutation can remedy breach of Constitutional rights, but process must be fairJuly 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 »
*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 processJune 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 »
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 »