Eleos Justice Conversation Series’: In conversation with Ambika Satkunanathan and Catherine Heard

02/10/2021 05:00 pm 02/10/2021 06:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Eleos Justice Conversation Series’: In conversation with Ambika Satkunanathan and Catherine Heard

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

In our second seminar, we hear from both speakers about various types of violence—direct, structural, and cultural—that occur in Sri Lankan prisons and beyond.

Ambika Satkunanathan speaks to us about the launch of a new report on Sri Lankan prisons published by the Human rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Despite a moratorium on executions which has been in place since 1976, judges have continued to sentence people to death. As of April 2018, over a thousand prisoners were on death row.

Catherine Heard shares her findings from her project ‘Understanding and reducing the use of imprisonment in ten countries’, which examines the realities of imprisonment across five continents (See ICPR’s latest report here.)

Eleos Justice 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)™.


Speakers

Ambika Satkunanathan, Fellow of the Open Society Foundations (2020-2021)
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Catherine Heard, Director, World Prison Research Programme, Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London
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Moderator: Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice, Monash Law
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About Eleos Justice

Eleos Justice carries out evidence-based research, teaching, and advocacy on the death penalty. Check out the launch of Eleos Justice here.

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


Event Details

Date:
10 February 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Description

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

In our second seminar, we hear from both speakers about various types of violence—direct, structural, and cultural—that occur in Sri Lankan prisons and beyond.

Ambika Satkunanathan speaks to us about the launch of a new report on Sri Lankan prisons published by the Human rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Despite a moratorium on executions which has been in place since 1976, judges have continued to sentence people to death. As of April 2018, over a thousand prisoners were on death row.

Catherine Heard shares her findings from her project ‘Understanding and reducing the use of imprisonment in ten countries’, which examines the realities of imprisonment across five continents (See ICPR’s latest report here.)

Eleos Justice 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)™.


Speakers

Ambika Satkunanathan, Fellow of the Open Society Foundations (2020-2021)
Read full bio >

Catherine Heard, Director, World Prison Research Programme, Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London
Read full bio >

Moderator: Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice, Monash Law
Read full bio >


About Eleos Justice

Eleos Justice carries out evidence-based research, teaching, and advocacy on the death penalty. Check out the launch of Eleos Justice here.

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



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