CPJP and partners celebrated the centenary of abolition of the death penalty in Queensland on 1 August 2022, and proudly launched the republication of The Penalty is Death: Capital Punishment in the Twentieth Century, Retentionist and Abolitionist Arguments With Special Reference to Australia, Barry Jones (ed). To purchase a copy of the book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Click here 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. Proceeds will go to our Afghanistan initiative. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art.
Artwork produced by child of individual at risk in Afghanistan