Skip to main content arrow-down arrow-tail-right arrow-triangle-right calendar camera compass download email eye facebook flag mail phone pin play send square-right tag twitter youtube badge message

DPP returns to Taiwan with Keir Starmer QC MP

  • DPP in the Media
  • 12 Oct 2018

On 1st – 4th October 2018 Saul Lehrfreund (Co-Executive Director) and Sir Keir Starmer QC MP (Shadow Brexit Secretary and a member of DPP’s Board of Directors) visited Taiwan on a delegation to continue engagement on the issue of the death penalty.

Meetings were held with Taiwan’s Vice-President, the Minister of Justice, the Foreign Minister, legislators and senior members of the judiciary, among other individuals. The delegation was particularly timely given that the government has recently broken its moratorium on the use of the death penalty by executing Lee Hung-chi in August 2018.

Discussions focused on Taiwan’s international obligations, the death penalty in the global context, overcoming barriers to abolition and the need to return to a moratorium on executions.

The delegation was coordinated by the British Office in Taipei and continues dialogue begun in previous visits in October 2016 and June 2017.

Please see below a selection of collated media coverage from their visit (in English and Chinese):

Latest news

The Kalisher Trust Legal Internship - Applications now open
Read More
World Day Against the Death Penalty - Women and the Death Penalty
Read More
People may change mind about death penalty, but government?
Read More
Dismantle the gallows! Sierra Leone becomes the latest country to abolish the death penalty
Read More
Sentenced to death for killing her abusive ex-boyfriend as he attacked her: Aminata's story shows the importance of considering mitigating circumstances
Read More
New research revealing the attitudes of Indonesians towards the death penalty provides new data that could facilitate fresh discourse on the future of capital punishment in the country
Read More
A punishment reserved for the poor and marginalised? New study shines light on the profiles and experiences of death row inmates in Bangladesh
Read More
The Death Penalty Project at CogX Festival 2021
Read More
Guyana’s Court of Appeal will today hear a landmark case that could see the death penalty abolished
Read More
Lawyer: Popular support a flawed reason for death penalty in Japan
Read More
[JOINT STATEMENT] UN Crime Congress: abolition of the death penalty must be an integral part of crime prevention programmes and criminal justice reforms
Read More
Malaysian man has death sentence quashed as judgment in Singapore makes judicial history
Read More
British national received 24 strokes of the cane for drug offences in Singapore
Read More
New report finds Zimbabwean opinion leaders support abolition of the death penalty
Read More
Privy Council overturns murder conviction of unrepresented man who faced the death penalty in The Bahamas
Read More

Stay up-to-date with our work