SEMINAR: The Politics of the Death Penalty

This public seminar will explore the political considerations which underpin decision-making about the death penalty at both domestic and international levels.

The seminar will consider the worldwide move towards abolition; Australia's own death penalty history; the reasons why states as diverse as China, the United States and Indonesia are resistant to calls to end the death penalty; how the discourse of citizenship and sovereignty is used both to oppose and to justify the death penalty; and the interplay of politics, the media and public morality in recent cases such as that of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Speakers include the Hon Dr Barry Jones AC and Professor Michael Head (UWS).


Thursday 10 September 2015, 6pm

Free entry


Presented by the Whitlam Institute and the UWS School of Law.

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