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Matthew Goldberg

President, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty; Senior Fellow, Eleos Justice, Monash University

Matthew Goldberg is a barrister and a senior fellow at Monash University. He is responsible for leading Eleos Justice's UN Advocacy Project within the Faculty of Law.

In 2019, Matthew was one of Australia’s civil society representatives to the UN Human Rights Council where he worked alongside Australia’s Permanent Mission to the UN in order to secure the Council's adoption of the Resolution on the Question of the Death Penalty.

Matthew is a former president of Reprieve Australia (now the Capital Punishment Justice Project), and he was responsible for expanding the organisation's work to Asia whilst maintaining legacy projects in the US. Mathew has extensive experience working with legal teams in defence of those on death row.

He was a co-founder of the Mercy Campaign, an online movement calling for clemency in death penalty proceedings within Indonesia. Matthew continues to serve as a board member of the Capital Punishment Justice Project.

In 2021, he was elected as President of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.


  • 2015–present
    Barrister, Victorian Bar
  • 2020–present
    Senior Fellow, Eleos Justice, Monash Law
  • 2021–present
    President, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
  • 2009–2014
    Solicitor, Stary Norton & Halphen Lawyers


  • 2007 
    Monash University , BA/LLB