Report Launch - Deadly Distraction: Why Death Penalty is not the Answer to Rape in Sth Asia

05/19/2022 05:00 pm 05/19/2022 06:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Report Launch - Deadly Distraction: Why Death Penalty is not the Answer to Rape in Sth Asia

View the report here.

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

Since 2010, persons convicted of rape offences were executed in at least 9 countries, including India and Pakistan. Moreover, public protests against the rape epidemic, which led governments to introduce capital rape laws, illustrates the need to shine a spotlight in South Asia.

Please join the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Eleos Justice and SAME Network to launch our report ‘A Deadly Distraction: Why the Death Penalty is not the Answer to Rape in South Asia’.

The report examines the use of the death penalty for rape in four South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and explores ways that anti-death penalty activists can challenge this concerning trend.


Speakers

  • Moderator: ChowYing Ngeow, Lawyer, Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) Executive Committee

Overview of report findings:

  • Co-Author: Sara Kowal, Manager – Partnerships and Clinic, Eleos Justice, Monash University @sarakowal
  • Co-Author: Zaman Ashraf, South Asia Consultant of Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) @ZamanAshraf
  • Co-Author: Scott Walker, Fellow at Eleos Justice, Researcher at the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Monash University @Scott_Walker

Expert panel:

  • Panel Moderator: Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice, Monash University
  • Valerie Khan, Gender, Justice and Child Protection Specialist @valekhan
  • Swagata Raha, Head- Research and Co-Head, Restorative Practices, Enfold Proactive Health Trust @enfoldindia
  • Ambika Satkunanthan, Open Society Foundations Fellow 2020-2022 @ambikasat
  • Taqbir Huda, Coordinator, Justice for All Now (JANO), Bangladesh & Member, Rape Law Reform Coalition (Bangladesh)

Event Details

Date:
19 May 2022 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Description

View the report here.

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

Since 2010, persons convicted of rape offences were executed in at least 9 countries, including India and Pakistan. Moreover, public protests against the rape epidemic, which led governments to introduce capital rape laws, illustrates the need to shine a spotlight in South Asia.

Please join the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Eleos Justice and SAME Network to launch our report ‘A Deadly Distraction: Why the Death Penalty is not the Answer to Rape in South Asia’.

The report examines the use of the death penalty for rape in four South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and explores ways that anti-death penalty activists can challenge this concerning trend.


Speakers

  • Moderator: ChowYing Ngeow, Lawyer, Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) Executive Committee

Overview of report findings:

  • Co-Author: Sara Kowal, Manager – Partnerships and Clinic, Eleos Justice, Monash University @sarakowal
  • Co-Author: Zaman Ashraf, South Asia Consultant of Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) @ZamanAshraf
  • Co-Author: Scott Walker, Fellow at Eleos Justice, Researcher at the Castan Centre for Human Rights, Monash University @Scott_Walker

Expert panel:

  • Panel Moderator: Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice, Monash University
  • Valerie Khan, Gender, Justice and Child Protection Specialist @valekhan
  • Swagata Raha, Head- Research and Co-Head, Restorative Practices, Enfold Proactive Health Trust @enfoldindia
  • Ambika Satkunanthan, Open Society Foundations Fellow 2020-2022 @ambikasat
  • Taqbir Huda, Coordinator, Justice for All Now (JANO), Bangladesh & Member, Rape Law Reform Coalition (Bangladesh)


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