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Fighting for clients’ lives: the impact of the death penalty on defence lawyers

By Susannah Sheffer / Penal Reform International, on 1 January 2014

How are lawyers affected by defending death penalty cases, where failure means execution? And how do they respond when their clients are killed?This briefing paper, written by Susannah Sheffer and drawing on her book Fighting for their lives, showcases the voices of the lawyers themselves to demonstrate the profound and long-lasting impacts that the death penalty can have on those indirectly affected by it.

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