Eleos Justice in the Faculty of Law is a leading hub that offers vital advocacy, evidence-based research and teaching aimed to restrict and abolish the death penalty in the Asian region, where over 90 per cent of the world’s executions take place.
The Anti-Death Penalty Clinic provides Law students an opportunity to engage in death penalty research and advocacy as part of their studies. Students work in small groups under a Clinical Supervisor to undertake case and policy research, provide legal assistance in death row matters and engage in advocacy campaigns in the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2022, Eleos researchers produced a report, “A Deadly Distraction: Why the Death Penalty is not the Answer to Rape in South Asia”, explored the ramifications of capital rape laws.
The Monash Data Futures Institute has brought together an interdisciplinary team of researchers to explore public discourse around cycles of disadvantage in Australia by analysing public texts across media and parliamentary speeches. Improving our understanding of what the public thinks about disadvantage and the factors that shape it will also help us understand what forces in turn shape the discourse.
The project built an interactive interface which is featured on large wall panels in the Paul Ramsay Foundation exhibition space at Darlinghurst and online. It allows visitors to explore the changing narratives around disadvantage. The data is compiled from the text of thousands of articles and speeches and so is complex and multifaceted.