Everyone must be afforded due process rights, especially those facing the ultimate penalty: execution. The DPP has made extraordinary progress in protecting this most fundamental right in a range of jurisdiction.
The Death Penalty Project in Belize
Less than twenty years ago Belize carried the mandatory death penalty for murder. Today, death row is empty and the gallows in the only prison have fallen into disrepair.
Watch this short video from the BBC World Service looking at our work in Belize, and how our legal victories there have helped save lives across the globe:
Video credit: BBC World Service, June 2016.
This video clip accompanied the radio programme Assignment: Sparing the Killers of Belize, aired on the BBC World Service on 30 June 2016. Listen to the full radio programme.
The Death Penalty Project – Annual Lecture 2014
International Human Rights Day 2012
To mark International Human Rights Day 2012, we launched our short video which provides a snapshot of the organisation and an insight into our work.
Watch the live recording of the launch of our publication, The Death Penalty in Japan: A Report on Japan’s legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and an assessment of public attitudes to capital punishment, at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 12 March 2013.
The DPP assisted local lawyers in Singapore in the case of Yong Vui Kong, who faced execution for drug trafficking. Click below to see a short video about the case:
Legal provision restricting the right to appeal in death penalty cases struck down as a denial of due processJune 2017
In a judgment delivered today, the Privy Council has found unconstitutional a law excluding death ...
A British national who was facing the mandatory death penalty for the alleged murder of ...
On 30th May – 2nd June 2017, Co-Executive Director, Saul Lehrfreund, and forensic psychiatrist, Dr ...
On 3th -4th June the DPP was invited to deliver a series of workshops on ...