Conference: The Politics of Death Penalty Abolition in Australia and Beyond

05/6/2021 08:45 am 05/6/2021 04:45 pm Australia/Melbourne Conference: The Politics of Death Penalty Abolition in Australia and Beyond

While the majority of death penalty research has emanated from and focuses on the US, well over 90 per cent of global executions take place in Asia, which lags behind in the global trend towards abolishing the death penalty.

This conference reviews the politics of death penalty abolition from a number of perspectives—historical, legal and political, domestic and international. Presentations include a historical review of abolition in Australia, recent international trends in abolition, abolition as an element of international human rights advocacy and protection, the death penalty in extradition law, and the framing of abolition in death penalty jurisdictions.

View the conference agenda here and the session abstracts here.


Conference Speakers

See a full list of speaker biographies here

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @cpjp_org_au

Professor Mark Finnane, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University

Stephen Keim SC, Chair, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @StephenKeim1

Sara Kowal, Manager of Partnerships & Clinic, Eleos Justice, Monash Law; Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network - @sarakowal

Professor Tim Lindsey AO, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne

Julian McMahon AC SC, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @jmcmahonlawyer

Mary Ellen Miller, Assistant Secretary, Human Rights Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Andrew Novak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University - @andrewjnovak

Associate Professor Daniel Pascoe, City University of Hong Kong - @DC_Pascoe

Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice; Faculty of Law, Monash University - @drmaisato

Tobias Smith, Wilson China Fellow, Wilson Center

Professor Carolyn Strange, School of History, Australian National University

Professor Sue Trevaskes, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University


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.

Follow us on Twitter @EleosJustice

Follow Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research @GU_SocialCultur

Event Details

Date:
6 May 2021 at 8:45 am – 4:45 pm
Cost:
Free

Description

While the majority of death penalty research has emanated from and focuses on the US, well over 90 per cent of global executions take place in Asia, which lags behind in the global trend towards abolishing the death penalty.

This conference reviews the politics of death penalty abolition from a number of perspectives—historical, legal and political, domestic and international. Presentations include a historical review of abolition in Australia, recent international trends in abolition, abolition as an element of international human rights advocacy and protection, the death penalty in extradition law, and the framing of abolition in death penalty jurisdictions.

View the conference agenda here and the session abstracts here.


Conference Speakers

See a full list of speaker biographies here

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @cpjp_org_au

Professor Mark Finnane, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University

Stephen Keim SC, Chair, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @StephenKeim1

Sara Kowal, Manager of Partnerships & Clinic, Eleos Justice, Monash Law; Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network - @sarakowal

Professor Tim Lindsey AO, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne

Julian McMahon AC SC, Capital Punishment Justice Project - @jmcmahonlawyer

Mary Ellen Miller, Assistant Secretary, Human Rights Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Andrew Novak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University - @andrewjnovak

Associate Professor Daniel Pascoe, City University of Hong Kong - @DC_Pascoe

Associate Professor Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice; Faculty of Law, Monash University - @drmaisato

Tobias Smith, Wilson China Fellow, Wilson Center

Professor Carolyn Strange, School of History, Australian National University

Professor Sue Trevaskes, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University


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.

Follow us on Twitter @EleosJustice

Follow Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research @GU_SocialCultur


E-Mail
law-engagement@monash.edu