Since our formation, in 1992, we have saved the lives of thousands of people in Caribbean and African countries.

WHO WE ARE

The Death Penalty Project (DPP) began in 1992 when Saul Lehrfreund joined law firm Simons Muirhead and Burton to work specifically on death row cases with the late Bernard Simons. Parvais Jabbar joined soon afterwards.

In 2006, The Death Penalty Project Limited was formed with its sister charity, The Death Penalty Charitable Trust. The charitable status has enabled the DPP to apply for grants from a diverse range of funders and it is now supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, as well as a number of charitable foundations. To see our principal funders, click here.

Essential to their work is the continued support of SMAB, which provides offices for the DPP and covers many of its other administrative costs.

In 2016, the DPP was granted special consultative status with ECOSOC.

LATEST NEWS


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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Engaging Chinese lawyers on the death penalty

June 2017
On 3th -4th June the DPP was invited to deliver a series of workshops on ...
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