Monash University, in partnership with ADPAN and HRI, undertook a research to reveal the significant fair trial issues for more than 1,000 people on death row in Malaysia, with a focus on the death penalty for drug offences.
These three briefing papers highlight:
- the over-representation of foreign nationals and women on death row for drug offences.
- challenges inherent to the Dangerous Drugs Act, including the introduction of discretionary sentencing for drug trafficking offences.
- a summary of key research findings - the current Malaysian death penalty framework falls short of current fair trial guarantees and standards that are enshrined either domestically or internationally.