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Fighting for every person facing the death penalty

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James Guthrie
Prisoners at Belize Central Prison

Our vision

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 Stories

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.

Our latest news and events

Read the latest news on The Death Penalty Project and our work from around the world

Moving Away From the Death Penalty in Guyana
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Why John Hayes MP is so wrong on the death penalty
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Malaysia could lead way in abolishing death penalty
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Launch of new resource: ‘Sentencing in Capital Cases’
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Juvenile offender released in Belize after Caribbean Court of Justice quashes murder conviction
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DPP returns to Taiwan with Keir Starmer QC MP
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Moving away from the mandatory death penalty
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Keir Starmer visits Taiwan to lobby against death penalty
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New project will seek to build movement for abolition of the death penalty in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States
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Simons Muirhead and Burton LLP recognised for its commitment to The Death Penalty Project
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Sajid Javid has betrayed our values by giving way on the death penalty
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Caribbean Court of Justice strikes down mandatory death penalty in Barbados
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Moving away from the death penalty in Zimbabwe - has the time come for change?
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New opinion study shows Zimbabwean public ready to accept death penalty abolition
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All prisoners serving life sentence in Belize to be re-sentenced following major decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice
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Split Decision (Private Eye on the JCPC's judgment in Jay Chandler)
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UK judges uphold death sentence of Trinidad prisoner despite him “more likely than not” having serious mental illness
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