The UK Government values the significant contribution the Death Penalty Project has made in global action on the death penalty.

The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust

The objectives of the charitable trust are:

  • To promote and protect human rights in the Caribbean, Anglophone African countries and elsewhere, particularly the rights of individuals accused of crimes that are punishable by death and of those who have been sentenced to death;
  • To promote sound administration of the law;
  • To advance education, research and training in domestic and international law (including international human rights law), and in particular the operation of the death penalty.

ACTIVITIES OF THE CHARITABLE TRUST

The charitable trust seeks to achieve its objectives through a variety of activities, including:

  • The payment of donations to organisations who seek to meet similar objectives;
  • The provision of free legal representation for prisoners under sentence of death, who would not otherwise have access to legal advice;
  • Consultation with, and training of, lawyers, judges, non-government organisations (NGOs) and human rights workers, both in the UK and elsewhere, thus promoting capacity building, increased awareness and dialogue; and
  • The development, commissioning and dissemination of appropriate studies and research.

The Death Penalty Project charitable trust is registered with the UK Charities Commission under the registered charity number 1115035.

LATEST NEWS


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Australia must continue to campaign against the death penalty in our region

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Why we need to do away with the death penalty

October 2017
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