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Capital Punishment Justice Project

Capital Punishment Justice Project (formerly Reprieve Australia) 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.

CPJP congratulates the PNG National Parliament on its momentous vote to repeal the death penalty. We also congratulate those who have campaigned for this change for many years. This vote recognises that the death penalty has no place in the 21st century and is not an effective deterrent to crime. PNG joins 108 countries who have already abolished the death penalty for all crimes and a further 28 countries who have abolished the death penalty in practice. To watch the momentous vote, scroll to the 2 hr 6 minute point in the video below: PARLIAMENT SESSION DAY 3Bryan Stevenson Clive Stafford Smith Sara Kowal Chris Hayes MP Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) Human Rights Watch Amnesty International Reprieve Prime Minister's Office PNG Stephen Keim ... See MoreSee Less
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CPJP has joined with Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) Eleos Justice Human Rights Watch and FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights in the following statement condemning the ongoing use of the sentence of death penalty in #SriLanka adpan.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/STATEMENT-ON-SENTENCING-OF-SRI-LANKAN-PRISON-SUPERINTENDENT-... ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi friends, we wish you all a happy holiday season. The holidays are a very difficult time for those on death row and the families separated from their loved ones. We hope that 2022 brings more moratoria and more successful challenges to the death penalty in our region. Please consider supporting the vital casework, advocacy and policy work that we do at CPJP by making a tax deductible donation to mark the end of 2021: cpjp.org.au/zodonations/cpjp-tax-deductible-donation/ ... See MoreSee Less
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I am a great supporter of the Japan-Aust relationship which is strong and growing stronger. Yet the continued application of the death penalty achieves nothing and flies in the face of global shift to abolition. Japan should enter a moratorium phase now.

New @ILGAWORLD report on the global enforcement of laws targeting #LGBTQ persons features @EleosJustice @cpjp_org_au research on the State-sanctioned killing of sexual minorities.

Read more👇@MonashLawSchool @drmaisato @sarakowal @StephenKeim1 @simoneabel

#Kenya: at least 87 people were extrajudicially, summarily, and arbitrarily killed by police in 2021, according to new @IMLU_org report. A further 27 people were tortured.


#Iran: in 2021, Iran executed more than 365 prisoners. Among those executed were juvenile offenders and persons convicted of drug, sexual, and political offences - all in violation of international law.


This morning, 5 members of TJC went to the Istana to deliver their letters and petitions to President Halimah Yacob to grant clemency to death row prisoner Nagaenthran Dharmalingam.

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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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