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Venue: To be confirmed closer to the date

26th November 2018 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$80.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 20th November 2018

The use of the death penalty is cruel, inhumane and degrading – so why is it still legal?

Members Lunch with Julian McMahon AC

26th November 2018

Amnesty International recorded at least 2,591 death sentences in 53 countries in 2017, with at least 21,919 people known to be on death row at the end of 2017. The real number of people executed could be much higher. There are no figures for China, for example, which is believed to execute more people than the rest of the world put together.

For more than 13 years Julian McMahon has worked without payment for Australians facing the death penalty. Julian’s clients include Van Tuong Nguyen in Singapore, George Forbes in Sudan and members of the Bali Nine, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. 

In 2016 Julian was awarded Victorian Australian of the Year and in2017, the Companion of the Order of Australia

There is no evidence that the death penalty deters crime, so why is it still legal and what is Australia doing to stop it?


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