For many years, death penalty research at Oxford has been undertaken in partnership with The Death Penalty Project.

The Death Penalty Project (DPP) is a legal action charity based in London. It provides free legal representation to individuals facing the death penalty around the world, commissions independent research on the death penalty, conducts capacity building activities, and engages in dialogue and consultation with policy makers and key stakeholders.

In addition, the team at DPRU works with the following organisations around the world:

LBH Masyarakat, Indonesia; Justice Project, Pakistan; Harm Reduction International; Veritas, Zimbabwe; and engages in collaborative endeavours with Amnesty International, ADPAN (Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network); We Believe in Second Chances, Singapore; Capital Punishment Justice Project, Australia; and the Abdorrahman Boromand Center, which focuses on human rights in Iran.

The DPRU also collaborates with academics in various countries; including at the Eleos Justice, Australia; Project 39a, India; Dhaka Law School, Bangladesh; and the Faculty of Law and the Department of Criminology at the University of Indonesia and AIDS Research Centre, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia.