Resources on Capital Punishment


The Lowy Institute

The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research on the trends shaping Australia and the world and fresh policy options on these questions.


United Nations Human Rights Council

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.


Australians on Death Row

Mercy Campaign

Andrew and Myuran, two young Australians, face execution in Indonesia. They have admitted trying to traffic drugs to Australia. They have exhausted their appeals. All that can save them is clemency from Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. We ask you to help in respectfully seeking clemency.


Organisations working to abolish Capital Punishment


Reprieve is a group of international charities dedicated to assisting in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the stateā€¦


Amnesty International

Human Rights Organisation Amnesty International released a report into the death penalty around the world in 2012. Read it here.


Campaign to End the Death Penalty

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) is a US based national grassroots organization dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment.


Anti Death Penalty Asia Network

The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) is a cross-regional network committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty across Asia and the Pacific.


World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, an alliance of more than 145 NGOs, bar associations, local authorities and unions whose aim is to strengthen the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty. Its ultimate objective is to obtain the universal abolition of the death penalty.