Free Seminar 26/04/17 - Death Penalty in Japan: Principles & Practice

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Free Seminar - 26 April 2017

Death Penalty in Japan: Principles & Practice

Free Public Seminar - Wednesday 26 April 2017, 5.45 pm

Law Institute of Victoria - Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne 

This seminar will focus on why Japan retains capital punishment, how this institution of state killing has changed in recent years, and why there are conspicuous continuities in Japan's death penalty police and practice.  

Dr Maiko Tagusari a founding member of the Centre for Prisoners' Rights will provide special commentary from her perspective as a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.  

David T. Johnson is Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is the author or co-author of many articles about crime and criminal justice in Japan.

This seminar is hosted by The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School & Reprieve Australia.

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