Eleos Justice Launch

Eleos Justice Launch

On 8 October 2020 we launched our new initiative on the death penalty - watch it here.

Witness the Launch Eleos Justice - achieving justice on the death penalty in Asia.

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

About this Event

This event marked the World Day Against the Death Penalty and to the launch of Eleos Justice on Thursday 8 October via Zoom Webinar.

Eleos Justice a unique collaboration between Monash Law and the Capital Punishment Justice Project. Our Initiative began in 2018 when the Monash Anti-Death Penalty Clinic was established. Over the last two years, Monash law students have provided assistance to human rights advocates, lawyers, and civil society organisations working to restrict and to end the death penalty in the Asian region. Our vision is to become the region’s leading hub for evidence-based research, teaching, and advocacy.

Order of Proceedings

Welcome: Prof Bryan Horrigan, Dean, Monash Law

Launch of Eleos Justice: Dr Justin Lee, First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Policy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Video messages of support from regional partners

1. Ambika Satkunanathan, Fellow, Open Society Foundation
2. Dr. Anup Surendranath, Executive Director, Project 39A, National Law University
3. Maiko Tagusari, Director, CrimeInfo, Japan
4. Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit, Commission on Human Rights, Philippines
5. Sarah Belal, Executive Director, Justice Project Pakistan

Keynote address: Eleos Justice Vision: A/Prof Mai Sato, Monash Law

Advocacy & Policy Platform Interview: Matthew Goldberg, Senior Fellow, Monash Law

Marking the World Day Against the Death Penalty:

Sara Kowal, Manager of Partnerships and Clinic, Eleos Justice, and Monash Law students from the Anti-Death Penalty Clinic:

·      Rebecca Jaffe - Experience in the Anti-Death Penalty Clinic

·      Mengfei Yin - What World Day Against the Death Penalty Is & the purpose and making of the video

Closing remarks: Julian McMahon AC SC, President, Capital Punishment Justice Project

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