We believe that the death penalty is a cruel and inhuman punishment with no place in a modern, civilised society.
We use the law to create change and achieve fairer criminal justice systems, where the human rights of all people are upheld.
Our legal work provides a lifeline to vulnerable prisoners and has helped to develop the law around the world.
What we do
We fight on behalf of those whose right to life, to a fair trial and to humane treatment is at stake.
Free legal representation
We provide free legal representation and assistance to individuals facing the death penalty and other vulnerable prisoners. …
We deliver practical and targeted training to members of the judiciary, lawyers, mental health professionals and others working in the criminal justice system.…
Research & publications
We commission and publish original research and resources to address knowledge gaps and deepen understanding on the death penalty.…
Policy & engagement
We engage governments and other stakeholders in dialogue on the death penalty, to support a more informed and constructive debate.…
Our latest news and events
Read the latest news on The Death Penalty Project and our work from around the world