Countries Where We Work

China

Beginning in 2003 the Representation Project, in partnership with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, has worked with lawyers, law professors, judges, and bar association delegates in China to provide them with assistance and resources associated with the reform of China’s death penalty system.

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Japan

In August 2013, the Representation Project organized and served as faculty at a two-day training seminar presented by the International Justice Project & the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA). It was the first time that a specialized training on the defense of death penalty cases had been held in Japan for lawyers who are representing capital defendants at trial and prisoners on death row.

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Malaysia

In January 2010 the Representation Project participated in a capital defense training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the International Justice Project and the Malaysian Bar Association. The training was provided at the request of the Bar Association with the goal of improving the quality of defense representation in death penalty cases.

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Taiwan

In April 2014, the Representation Project served as faculty at a capital defense training for lawyers in Taiwan. Six presentations in five different cities in Taiwan were made to bar associations and legal aid offices about the importance of zealous defense representation in death penalty cases.

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Vietnam

In May 2011, the Representation Project served as faculty at a criminal defense training for lawyers in Hanoi, Vietnam. The training was conducted by the International Justice Project and Vietnam National University, with the cooperation of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative.

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Other Countries

The Death Penalty Representation Project provides important assistance to foreign governments whose nationals have been sentenced to death in the United States and are on U.S. death rows. For example, the Project has worked with the governments of El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua to secure information, assistance, and resources.