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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

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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Singapore public opinion survey reveals low support for the mandatory death penalty
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Legal reform must be accompanied by legislative action if the death penalty is to be wiped out
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The Slow Death of the Death Penalty in the U.S.A
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Caribbean Court of Justice Considers Constitutionality of the Mandatory Death Penalty in Barbados
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Trinidad Waits on British Judges' Death Row Ruling as Murders Soar
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New Professional Resources Published on Mental Health in Capital Cases
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Kenyan Supreme Court Declares Mandatory Death Penalty Unconstitutional
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New Death Penalty Report Reveals Widespread Concern Among Former Supreme Court Judges About A Crisis in India's Criminal Justice System
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Preaching to the Converted: Reflections on a Week in Australia
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Why We Need To Do Away With The Death Penalty
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Australia Must Continue to Campaign Against the Death Penalty in Our Region
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Trinidad Court of Appeal Rehears Case of 10 Former Death Row Prisoners After Key Witness Testimony Retracted
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Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council
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