Violence, policing & punishment

Death penalty

15 August 2023
Human rights groups urge Singapore to ditch the death penalty

Human rights groups urge Singapore to ditch the death penalty

Following the the first known execution of a woman in two decades in Singapore and a string of recent executions for drug-related offences, Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister condemns the use of the death penalty in all cases and under any circumstances.
3 July 2023
Global Prison Trends 2023

Global Prison Trends 2023

PRI and TIJ provide an overview and highlight how the criminalisation of drugs remains a key contributing factor to the rising global prison population and prison overcrowding.
8 June 2023
Malaysia: Experts welcome recent drug law reforms

Malaysia: Experts welcome recent drug law reforms

Experts welcomed the abolition of the mandatory death penalty and the government's willingness to consider decriminalisation, whilst underscoring criminalisation should not be replaced with mandatory treatment.