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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

Zimbabwe court declares corporal punishment on juvenile offenders to be inhuman and humiliating
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‘Always against the death penalty, except in the case of my father’
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African Court of Human and People's Rights rejects mandatory death penalty challenge on technical grounds
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Poor knowledge underlines death penalty support: study
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New reports on public opinion and unsafe convictions provide momentum for reform of capital punishment in Taiwan
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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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