Death penalty resources for education and action

The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. Here you will find must-know background information about the death penalty and how you can join the movement to end its use.

Background information

Did you know that every year we release a comprehensive report on death sentences and executions worldwide?

Download our latest report Global death sentences and executions in 2015.

Find out more about our fight against the death penalty through this video playlist:

What you can do

You can help us work against the death penalty by focusing your efforts in three main areas:

  • People at imminent risk of execution. This is through taking immediate action via our Act Now page.
  • People on death row. This is through public campaigning to lift the profile of emblematic cases. Find resources for individual cases here. 
  • Australia being active against the death penalty. This is through reminding politicians to be vigilant and active against the death penalty on the world stage. Our advocacy training takes you step-by-step through how you can engage effectively with your political representatives.
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