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


Two Bulgarian nationals saved from execution in Malaysia

February 2017
The Court of Appeal of Malaysia was right to quash the death sentences of two ...
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Towards the abolition of the death penalty in Belarus

December 2016
Last week co-executive director Parvais Jabbar participated in conference “Abolition of the Death Penalty and ...
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International Human Rights Day 2016

December 2016
This Saturday, 10th December, marks the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration ...
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Antigua empties death row

December 2016
Antigua’s death row is empty for the first time in years as two of the ...
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