Driving knowledge creation and exchange for researchers in Asia
To help change the narrative in retentionist countries and countries considering resuming executions, we will:
- conduct research on responses to drug policy, as the Asia-Pacific region has the highest proportion of countries resorting to the death penalty for drug-related offences
- understand underlying attitudes towards the death penalty, so we can begin to change opinion and identify areas where attitudinal shifts could be fostered
- collect data on the identities of those on death row, to better understand the people sentenced to death, including their socioeconomic, gender, sexual, ethnic and religious identities.