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The Death Penalty Research Initiative is international in its reach and includes all jurisdictions that retain the death penalty. It pays particular attention, however, to South and Southeast Asia and to the Commonwealth countries of Africa and the Caribbean where there are few due process protections and retention for crimes that are not typically thought of as the most serious. In these countries, there is little scholarship on the death penalty and our commitment to working with academic and civil society partners can help to build capacity for research and engagement that could have an impact on the retention and administration of capital punishment.