Our vision


As partners, Monash University and the Capital Punishment Justice Project have the expertise, regional relevance and extensive networks, alongside a passion and belief in a shared objective. With your assistance, we can grow this vision into a world leading academic initiative to ensure that this important work continues in a sustainable and impactful way.

Proposed functions of the Capital Punishment Impact Initiative -

  • Help people of all countries of origin who are at risk of the death penalty, with a particular focus upon Asia as the last regional mainstay for capital punishment;
  • Develop legal and cross-disciplinary research projects aimed at supporting the work of lawyers, advocates, and governments in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Implement Anti-Death Penalty Clinics in order to educate students about the issue,  provide experience in relevant cases, and make a difference in ‘life and death’ matters;
  • Advocate and promote evidence-based research findings and bases for reform for lawmakers, policy-makers, and opinion-shapers in retentionist countries;
  • Conduct case-work, review, and monitoring with partner organisations throughout Asia;
  • Provide training and networking opportunities for MPs, jurists, policy-makers, and representatives of abolitionist civil society groups;
  • Create multi-stakeholder networks providing valuable connections throughout the region, to share knowledge and, more broadly, to advance the abolitionist cause amongst policy-makers and law reformers; and
  • Promote greater knowledge of, accession and adherence to international law instruments central to abolition of the death penalty.