PRI’s current programme of work on the abolition of the death penalty focuses on supporting governments and other stakeholders in progressing towards the abolition of the death penalty and implementation of human rights standards in criminal justice systems, particularly concerning the treatment of death row, life and long-term prisoners. The programme of work is being carried out in five regions: the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Great Lakes region of East Africa.
The programme, funded under the European Union’s Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), commenced in February 2010 and will run for 2 years.
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January 2012 - PRI roundtable on the death penalty in Belarus
December 2011 - PRI seminar on death penalty abolition in Lebanon
September 2011 - PRI conference on death penalty abolition, London
July 2011 - Recommendations from South Caucasus conference on Life Imprisonment
July 2011 - Recommendations from Azerbaijan workshop on Life Imprisonment
July 2011 - Death Penalty in East Africa: Challenges, Strategies and Comparative Jurisprudence - Roundtable report and recommendations
June 2011 - Recommendations from Georgia workshop on Life Imprisonment
June 2011 - PRI's Regional Director on abolition prospects after Arab Spring
May 2011 - Recommendations from Armenia workshop on Life Imprisonment
May 2011 - PRI at the African Commission
May 2011 - Recommendations from PRI's conference on death penalty abolition in Central Asia
Apr 2011 - PRI trains South Caucasus prison officials working with life and long-term prisoners
Apr 2011 - PRI roundtable on death penalty and life imprisonment in Ukraine
Apr 2011 - PRI assists with launch of new international database on the Death Penalty
Feb 2011 - PRI roundtable on life prisoners in Belarus
Feb 2011 - PRI trains Georgian journalists on application of life imprisonment and alternatives to imprisonment
Nov 2010 - conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, on “The Institution of Life Imprisonment in Kazakhstan: Reforming Challenges” .
Oct 2010 - conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on “Life Imprisonment in Kyrgyz Republic: Problems and Prospects”.