A presentation by the Death Penalty Sentencing Mitigation Unit with speaker and Director Dr Alexandra Cox
Join the Death Penalty Sentencing Mitigation Unit with speaker Dr Alexandra Cox for an insightful presentation.
Dr Alexandra Cox invites postgraduate students or students in their third year to participate in a clinic with law and human rights students, where they will participate in voluntary work over the course of the academic year in support of European citizens facing the death penalty abroad, in conjunction with the international NGO Reprieve.
The Death Penalty Sentencing Mitigation Unit is part of the Essex Human Rights Centre Clinic and provides support to Reprieve in its representation of European citizens facing the death penalty abroad. Sentencing mitigation work involves the preparation of comprehensive life history investigations of individuals facing criminal penalties.
Student participants in the unit would include at least two undergraduate law students, two undergraduate sociology students, and two masters students in human rights. The student participants in the clinic will assist Alexandra in her work on approximately two to three cases a year.
In particular, students will assist Reprieve in conducting life history investigations, engaging in legal and social science research, supporting anti-death penalty campaign work, and engaging with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about death penalty-related issues.