We believe the death penalty, however administered, will almost always violate universally accepted and absolute human rights, namely, the right to life and the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Research

Our legal work is complemented by research studies, publications, training and education, particularly for those members of the legal profession involved in the defence and prosecution of capital cases. We have commissioned reports, studies and research into many aspects of the death penalty and human rights law.

Caribbean monitoring system

We have established a Caribbean death row monitoring system to maintain an up-to-date record of death row prisoners in the region.

Local lawyers in each country are providing updates on death row prisoners in their respective countries and provide on-going assistance on the ground.

Figures as of 31 December 2015 are:

Country Number of death row prisoners
Antigua 7
Belize 0
The Bahamas 1
Barbados 11
Dominica 0
Grenada 1
Jamaica 0
St Lucia 0
St Kitts 1
St Vincent & the Grenadines 1
Trinidad & Tobago 32

 

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