The Conversation Series 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.

Upcoming Events

Conversation Series: Anti-Death Penalty Advocacy in the MENA Region with Jeed Basyouni, 23 September 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 AEST

World Day Against the Death Penalty: Women Sentenced to Death: an Invisible Reality, with Sunny Jacobs from the Sunny Center, Thursday, 7 October 2021, 18:00 AWST/ 21:00 AEDT (save the date, more information to follow)

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

Conversation Series Archive

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

Conversation Series Archive

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

Conversation Series Archive

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

Conversation Series Archive

1 April 2021: Sarah Belal, Death Penalty in Pakistan 

Conversation Series Archive

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 

Conversation Series Archive

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.


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