OUR ACTIONS IN THE WORLD

ECPM ON THE SPOT

ECPM is developing action in a number of countries in order to spread the abolitionist cause far and wide. This work hinges on four essential areas. The first, federation, involves identifying actors committed to combating the death penalty and enabling them to unite their strengths. Reinforcement, the second area, aims to assist these actors in their struggle against capital punishment by providing support, be it strategic, financial, logistical, etc. This in turn can feed the third area: advocacy. This requires the organisation of high-level political meetings, the creation of awareness raising campaigns, the establishment of regular anti-death penalty events, etc. Finally, the Education section is particularly interested in raising awareness among citizens in the school environment. Through its involvement on the ground, ECPM has developed real expertise in the various obstacles to abolition which can persist in a variety of national contexts.

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ECPM has been active in Morocco since 2007, in partnership with the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty, the Moroccan Human Rights Organisation, the Parliamentary Network Against the Death Penalty and the Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty.

Between 2001 and 2016, ECPM coordinated the Towards Progressive Abolition of the Death Penalty in Morocco project with the support of the European Union, the French Development Agency, the France Foundation and the Ile de France region.

FEDERATION

FEDERATION

– encouraging actors from the voluntary, political, parliamentary, media and legal sectors to work together ;

– assisting the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty (which groups together 11 organisations) ;

– boosting the first Network of Parliamentarians Against the Death Penalty in Morocco which brings together more than 250 MPs and senators from all political parties ;

– upporting the Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty in Morocco by encouraging exchanges of expertise and the creation of tools. Since 2015, the Network has held its first national Congress, published a study of the Moroccan Criminal Code and set up follow-up work on the conditions of detention of prisoners sentenced to death.

– encouraging the emergence of a Maghreb abolitionist network

STRENGTH
ADVOCACY
EDUCATION

ECPM PARTNERSHIP :

ECPM has been active in Lebanon since 2010, in partnership with the Lebanese Coalition Against the Death Penalty and the NGO Justice et miséricorde (AJEM), and the Lebanese Association for Civil Rights (LACR).

FEDERATION

FEDERATION

– enabling the Lebanese Coalition to participate in the main international abolitionist events ;

– working on the creation of a Lebanese parliamentary network against the death penalty in partnership with the members of World Action Against the Death Penalty.

CONCRETELY

In 2016, ECPM facilitated the participation of a strong Lebanese delegation at the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty organised in Oslo, and at the General Assembly of the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty organised in Rabat. ECPM also enabled several Lebanese parliamentarians to take part in the regional training sessions organised in Morocco.

STRENGTH
ADVOCACY
EDUCATION