Conversation Series: Death Penalty in Pakistan

04/1/2021 05:00 pm 04/1/2021 06:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Conversation Series: Death Penalty in Pakistan

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

There are currently nearly 4,000 people on death row in Pakistan. Join us to hear more about death penalty practice in Pakistan from Sarah Belal, Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan.

Conversation Series’ brings together brightest thinkers and sharpest minds—academics, practitioners, advocates—to weigh in on topical issues pertaining to the death penalty in the Asia Pacific region. This Series is delivered by Monash Faculty of Law and Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP)™.


Speaker

Sarah Belal, Executive Director, Justice Project Pakistan
@SarahBelal_

Speaker: Sarah BelalBarrister Sarah Belal is the Founder and Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan, a non-profit legal action firm representing the most vulnerable Pakistanis facing the harshest punishments at home and abroad. Under her leadership, JPP secured the release of 42 Pakistani detainees from Bagram in Afghanistan, the largest repatriation of any one nationality to date. Since the lifting of the moratorium in December 2014, JPP has secured stays of executions of several death row prisoners and has successfully highlighted the issue of Pakistan’s use of the death penalty on the national and international stage. Most recently, JPP was successful in getting the sentences of two mentally ill death row prisoners commuted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Sarah is the recipient of the 2016 Franco-German Human Rights Prize, granted to only 16 human rights activists throughout the world. In December 2016, she was also awarded the National Human Rights Prize by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights.

In 2013, Sarah won the prestigious Echoing Green Global Fellowship – making JPP the first Pakistani organization to be recognized in the fellowship’s 25-year history.

Sarah studied History at Smith College, Northampton. She completed her law degree from Oxford University in 2006 and qualified as a barrister after completing the Bar Vocational Course in 2007. She obtained her licence to practice in Pakistan in 2008 and gained rights of audience in the High Court in 2008.

Moderator:

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project
@simoneabel


MMonash University logo, Monash Law logo, Capital Punishment Justice Project logo

Event Details

Date:
1 April 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom (recording)

Description

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

There are currently nearly 4,000 people on death row in Pakistan. Join us to hear more about death penalty practice in Pakistan from Sarah Belal, Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan.

Conversation Series’ brings together brightest thinkers and sharpest minds—academics, practitioners, advocates—to weigh in on topical issues pertaining to the death penalty in the Asia Pacific region. This Series is delivered by Monash Faculty of Law and Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP)™.


Speaker

Sarah Belal, Executive Director, Justice Project Pakistan
@SarahBelal_

Speaker: Sarah BelalBarrister Sarah Belal is the Founder and Executive Director of Justice Project Pakistan, a non-profit legal action firm representing the most vulnerable Pakistanis facing the harshest punishments at home and abroad. Under her leadership, JPP secured the release of 42 Pakistani detainees from Bagram in Afghanistan, the largest repatriation of any one nationality to date. Since the lifting of the moratorium in December 2014, JPP has secured stays of executions of several death row prisoners and has successfully highlighted the issue of Pakistan’s use of the death penalty on the national and international stage. Most recently, JPP was successful in getting the sentences of two mentally ill death row prisoners commuted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Sarah is the recipient of the 2016 Franco-German Human Rights Prize, granted to only 16 human rights activists throughout the world. In December 2016, she was also awarded the National Human Rights Prize by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights.

In 2013, Sarah won the prestigious Echoing Green Global Fellowship – making JPP the first Pakistani organization to be recognized in the fellowship’s 25-year history.

Sarah studied History at Smith College, Northampton. She completed her law degree from Oxford University in 2006 and qualified as a barrister after completing the Bar Vocational Course in 2007. She obtained her licence to practice in Pakistan in 2008 and gained rights of audience in the High Court in 2008.

Moderator:

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project
@simoneabel


MMonash University logo, Monash Law logo, Capital Punishment Justice Project logo


Name
Elly & Heather
E-Mail
law-engagement@monash.edu