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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 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 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

PRESS RELEASE: Privy Council overturns murder and armed robbery convictions in 2015 joint enterprise trial in The Bahamas
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PRESS RELEASE: Systemic failures in DNA testing leads to release of Bermudan man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than 10 years
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DW: Will Taiwan abolish the death penalty this year?
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PRESS RELEASE: Future of the death penalty in Taiwan to be determined by historic legal challenge
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The Telegraph: Will Africa be the next continent to abolish the death penalty?
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Privy Council quashes murder convictions in Jamaica, highlighting the importance of fair trial rights
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Focus on Africa podcast - Why African countries are saying no to the death penalty
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Zimbabwe's Cabinet backs proposed legislation to abolish the death penalty
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Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty: Dignity. Justice. International Symposium on the Right to Life - Taiwan Death Penalty Prison Interview Project
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BLOG: Human Rights Day 2023 – Challenging the myth of public support for the death penalty
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Life After Death Row: interview with Wenceslaus James
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Sunshine Today T & T: "I heard my cell mate executed"
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Attorney to Government: Make up your mind about the death penalty
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Longest serving death row prisoner in T&T released by High Court
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Death row inmate released after resentencing - FREED AFTER 30 YEARS
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Longest serving death row prisoner in T&T released by High Court
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PRESS RELEASE: Longest serving death row prisoner in Trinidad & Tobago released by High Court
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UK Pro bono week – interviews with DPP’s network
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Pressure mounts for Kenya to abolish death penalty
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2023: 21st World Day Against the Death Penalty
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