Defending the poorest prisoners facing the harshest punishments

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The Justice Project Pakistan

Justice Project Pakistan, or JPP, is a non-profit human rights law firm established in Lahore in December 2009. JPP provides direct pro bono legal and investigative services to the most vulnerable prisoners in the Pakistani justice system, particularly those facing the death penalty, victims of police torture, mentally ill prisoners and victims of the "War on Terror". Extensive research and investigation is essential to our litigation strategy. We also conduct strategic litigation to challenge unjust laws and to create progressive legal precedent. Our litigation aims, among other things, to improve the rights of the mentally ill, restrict the application of the death penalty, bring Freedom of Information to Pakistan, and enforce the fundamental rights of prisoners. We also organize conferences and trainings on our areas of expertise for judges and lawyers to build capacity within the legal community.

The modern method of judicial hanging is called the long drop. In the long drop, those planning the
Many inmates come into prison with serious pre-existing mental illnesses. Imprisonment over long
There are currently over 8,000 prisoners on death row in Pakistan, making it amongst the largest dea
There are currently over 8,000 prisoners on death row in Pakistan, making it amongst the largest idea