We believe that the death penalty is a cruel and inhuman punishment which discriminates against the poorest and most disadvantaged members of 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