Mapping Death Row
In October 2020, Jocelyn Hutton and Carolyn Hoyle began work with a network of human rights NGOs on a mapping project of Foreign Nationals at Risk of Capital Punishment in Asia and the Middle East, funded by the ESRC.
In collaboration with HURIDOCS (an NGO that helps human rights organisations gather, organise and present data for social good) they are developing an interactive database on foreign nationals at risk of the death penalty that will record socio-demographic, jurisdictional and offence-related data as well as Country Briefing Notes and case studies from each retentionist country in these regions. Once the project is complete, the database will be made freely available by subscription to lawyers, activists, academics and relevant civil society organisations to enable them to better assist foreign nationals on death row through activism, advocacy or litigation.
The Network involved in this work includes The Death Penalty Project, Eleos Justice, Harm Reduction International, Justice Project Pakistan, Project 39a, and ADPAN. The team is currently looking for further funding to ensure that this important work can be developed across the African continent and in the Caribbean. They also hope to expand the research to map other populations at risk of the death penalty in the future.
Additional research support for the Mapping Death Row project is provided by:
- Lucy Harry, Research Assistant. Lucy is completing her DPhil in Criminology. Her research interests include women under the death penalty and drug sentencing in Southeast Asia.
- Daniel Cullen, Research Officer. Daniel works in the Death Penalty Research Unit and is researching the death penalty across Asia and the Middle East.
- Charlotte Daintith, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Julia Udell, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Karan Tripathi, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Preeti Pratishruti Dash, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Rhea Singh, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Rhea Wakim, Research Intern, 2021-22.
- Valencia Scott, Research Intern, 2021-22.