We run events frequently. These consist of ad hoc or standalone events, coinciding with significant developments in our work or key dates in the year such as Human Rights Day, as well as regular programmed events.

The Conversation Series is a regular series of events we run with Monash University and our joint initiative, Eleos Justice. This brings together our brightest thinkers and sharpest minds—academics, practitioners, advocates—to weigh in on topical issues pertaining to the death penalty in the Asia Pacific region. All seminars are offered online via zoom.

You can register for upcoming events at the links below.

Practitioners interested in presenting at our Conversation Series are encouraged to contact Mai Sato (

Upcoming Events

Our 2021 event program has concluded on Human Rights Day, but we will update this page with upcoming events for 2022.

Past Events

Human Rights Day:

CPJP held our Human Rights Day event with Minter Ellison on Thursday, 9 December. The event showcased artistic impressions of individuals at risk of execution/extrajudicial killing confronting their changed reality in Afghanistan post the Taliban takeover. Stay tuned to see the video recording. Our inspiring speakers were:

Muzafar Ali, Hazara photographer and human rights activist from Afghanistan, and director of a refugee led program in Indonesia and Thailand.

Azadah Raz Mohammad, PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and legal scholar from Afghanistan who has worked in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Afghan Ministry of Justice,

Shaike ‘I am art’ Snir, artist and art collector, who discussed the meaning of the artwork Friends by Yosl Bergner, and its relevance to Human Rights Day and the themes of CPJP’s Afghanistan initiative. 

The event was moderated by film producer and director of Savage Films, Maggie Miles.

There continues to be an opportunity to bid for a special piece of art, Friends by Yosl Bergner, as well as any unsold artworks here. Proceeds will go to our Afghanistan initiative. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art not yet marked sold online.

Artwork produced by child of individual at risk in Afghanistan

Eleos Justice events

To mark Human Rights Day, Eleos Justice co-hosted a webinar with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The webinar examined the societal ramifications of Pakistan’s blasphemy law, including how the death penalty has curtailed religious freedom and inspired widespread violence. Read Eleos Justice’s report here.

You can watch the event here.

Deathworthy event

Tune in to Eleos Justice’s recent seminar with Project 39A’s Maitreyi Misra and Dr Danny Sullivan, which discusses the implications of Project 39A’s report Deathworthy | A Mental Health Perspective of the Death Penalty.


11 November 2021: Sentencing Principles in Indonesia’s Draft Criminal Code Bill. Dr Jeremy J Kingsley hosts Dr Rifqi S Assegaf and Anugerah Rizky Akbari in a discussion about the key features of the sentencing principles in Indonesia’s draft Criminal Code Bill. 

You can watch the event here.

23 September 2021: Jeed Basyouni (Reprieve) and Sayed Alwadaei (Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy)

Read the latest Eleos Justice blog, Anti-Death Penalty Advocacy in the MENA Region.

You can watch the event here.

18 August 2021: Professor Michael Hor, Death Penalty Policy and Practice in Singapore

15 July 2021: Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University, London

3 June 2021: Death Penalty Holdouts in the South Pacific with Associate Professor Daniel Pascoe 

1 April 2021: Sarah Belal, Death Penalty in Pakistan 

10 February 2021: Ambika Satkunanathan, Fellow of the Open Society Foundations (2020-2021) and Catherine Heard, Director, World Prison Research Programme, Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London 

26 November 2020: Dr Christopher Ward SC, Issues Concerning the Reintroduction of the Death Penalty in the Philippines 

World Day Against the Death Penalty with Sister Helen Prejean

Thanks to The Julian Wagner Memorial Fund & Australians Against Capital Punishment 

Eleos Justice, Launch Event

8 October 2020: CPJP & Monash University

Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP) stands for a world without the death penalty.

We work with our volunteers, interns, and board to develop legal and policy solutions that will help save lives.


Expressions of interest for volunteers