Anti Death Penalty Institute

Bringing an end to capital punishment, worldwide

Monash University’s Faculty of Law and Reprieve Australia have joined to create and develop a world leading site for the international anti-death penalty movement. Our aim is to provide a regional hub for policy, research, advocacy and casework devoted to the abolition of the death penalty.

International Launch of the Anti-Death Penalty Institute: Assessing the Abolitionist Movement in Asia

Reprieve Australia and Monash University Faculty of Law proposes to create a regional hub for policy, research, advocacy and litigation devoted to the abolition of the death penalty in Asia.

Please join us at this event for an analysis of the state of the death penalty in Asia, guided by ADPAN’s experts from the field.  We will be discussing:

  • What is the status of legal and political challenges to the death penalty in Asia?
  • How can the movement to end the death penalty continue to advance throughout region?

Tuesday 26 February

2 - 4pm

Europe room, Palais d’Egmont

Place du Petit-Sablon,

8 bis – 1000 Brussels

Alongside the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, we look forward to welcoming you to the launch.

We will be expanding our international network in order to ensure that anti-death penalty advocates have access to the specialised resources they need in order to pursue and achieve reform

Our launch will feature an analysis of the state of the death penalty in Asia, guided by ADPAN’s experts from the field.

The death penalty is precariously positioned in Asia.

We have recently seen that Malaysia is leading the way towards abolition whilst other countries in the region remain amongst the highest executing in the world. What is the status of legal and political challenges to the death penalty in Asia? How can the capacity and motivation to end the death penalty spread more extensively throughout region?

1) Julian McMahon AC SC - President Reprieve Australia

Julian is a barrister in Melbourne, working in criminal law. Typically his cases are in homicide and terrorist matters. In 2002, he was briefed in the matter of Van Tuong Nguyen, a young Australian arrested in Singapore carrying heroin from Vietnam to Australia. Van was executed in 2005. Since that case Julian has been working on death penalty cases and related issues. He has had death row clients in numerous countries, some executed, some not. He was part of the team who defended Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, executed in Indonesia on 29 April 2015. In 2015 Julian became President of Reprieve Australia, and in 2016 was awarded Victorian Australian of the Year.

Photo of Bryan Horrigan

2) Professor Bryan Horrigan - Dean Faculty of Law Monash University

Bryan became Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University in early January 2013. He was previously the Louis Waller Chair of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at Monash University's Faculty of Law in Melbourne, Australia. In that role, he established the Faculty's Commercial Law Group.

Professor Horrigan has both academic expertise and professional experience in public and corporate law and governance from Australian, transnational, and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

3) Ngeow Chow Ying - ADPAN Executive Committee

4) Maitreyi Misra - Project 39A, Director Projects and Strategy National Law University, Delhi

5) Andalib Aziz - Justice Project Pakistan

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