The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust

The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust

Charity information

The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust

We believe that the death penalty is a cruel and inhuman punishment with no place in a modern, civilised society.

We use the law to create change and achieve fairer criminal justice systems, where the human rights of all people are upheld.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    For more than three decades, The Death Penalty Project has provided free legal representation to those facing the death penalty. We began as a few lawyers at London law firm Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP dedicated to working on death penalty cases in the Caribbean. With the help of a wider team of human rights barristers, forensic experts and academics, our work has grown significantly over the years. Today we work in more than 30 countries around the world.

    Driven by a belief that the death penalty is cruel and often discriminates against the poorest and most disadvantaged members of society, we work strategically to safeguard the rights of those facing the death penalty and other vulnerable prisoners. Our work has saved the lives of thousands of prisoners and transformed the legal landscape in the countries in which we operate.

  • Aims

    The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust aims to:

    • Restrict the use of the death penalty around the world, so fewer people are sentenced to death and executed
    • Provide access to justice and address miscarriages of justice
    • Protect the human rights of vulnerable prisoners, such as juveniles and those with mental disorder
    • Develop and promote human rights standards in criminal justice systems
  • Overview

    Established: July 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1115035

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 0203 206 2708

    Address: 87-91 Newman Street W1T 3EY

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