13 March 2018'Annual report on the death penalty in Iran – 2017

> Download the report < The 10th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2017 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report sets out the number of executions in 2017, the trend compared to previous years, charges, geographic distribution and a monthly breakdown of executions. Lists of the female and juvenile offenders executed in 2017 are also included in the tables at the end of the...

16 November 2018'8 more countries vote for a universal moratorium!

On November 13th, 123 UN Member States voted in favour of the resolution for a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty, 8 more than in 2016. There have never been so many of them! Thanks to this resolution passed every two years at the UN, the traditional blocs that exist at the global, regional and even neighbouring levels are tending to fade away, giving more scope to the global abolitionist movement. Find here the press release and the map of the countries involved. ...

'Malaysia is leading the way to abolition in Southeast Asia!

WORD OF.... Marie-Lina Samuel, ECPM Africa-Asia Project Coordinator Nothing seems to be able to stop the march towards Malaysian abolition ! After proclaiming it at the regional parliamentary seminar (organised by ECPM, ADPAN and PGA on October 30th and 31st 2018 in Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia has just consolidated its position on the international scene: by voting in favour of the moratorium resolution on the death penalty in the Third Committee at the UN on November 13th, it is breathing new...

9 November 2018'Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Mkhaïtir should have been freed one year ago

What are the Mauritanian authorities waiting for to free Mohamed Mkhaïtir? While the Court of Appeal released him on November 9th 2017, the Mauritanian blogger accused of apostasy is still being held in an unknown place. 32 human rights organizations are campaigning for his release and protection. Read the press release (November 2018) Read the press release in English Mohammed Sheikh Ould Mkhaitir was arrested on 2 January 2014 and sentenced to death for apostasy by the...

29 October 2018'Standing against death penalty in Asia: Malaysia leads the way!

There's a lot of activity in Asia! After Malaysia officially announced its interest in abolishing the death penalty, it is hosting a regional parliamentary seminar on 30 and 31 October entitled "Oppose the death penalty in Asia". Many associations fighting for human rights and the abolition of the death penalty will be present at the Malaysian Parliament, in its capital Kuala Lumpur, to exchange views with ministers and parliamentarians from the region. It is an opportunity to recall the...

'October 10th : focus on the conditions of detention of inmates on death row

Read the brochure on the 16th World day against the death penalty The World day against the death penalty is coming up : October 10th will be a good occasion to pass on the abolitionist message, but not only that. This year, conferences, performances and meetings will particularly enhance the issue of the conditions of detention that inmates on death row face. “Without regards to the possibility of execution, the incarceration in itself of prisoners sentenced to death is...

27 September 2018'The inequalities linked to the death penalty : a priority for the UN

On the 25th of September 2018 took place in New York, at the headquarters of the UN, a key meeting on the current issues of the death penalty, at the same time as the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73). The death penalty was specifically dealt with through the spectrum of poverty and the right to legal representation. In the presence of the delegations of Italy, Brazil, Burkina Faso, France and East Timor, who sponsored the event, as well as the representatives of Spain,...

24 September 2018'ECPM invites young pupils to draw for the abolition!

ECPM invites young people to draw for the abolition ! The back-to-school season launches the international contest "Draw me the abolition"! As part of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, to be held on 10 October 2018, pupils from middle and high schools from across the world are invited to participate in the 4th Draw Me Abolition competition, The aim is to produce an anti-death penalty poster. The top 50 chosen by an international jury will be exhibited in the participating...

'ECPM presents its “Statement of Together against the death penalty”

Since September 10th and until September 28th 2018 will be taking place the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Since its foundation in 2006, this council has been mobilizing the international community to deal with the most alarming situations in terms of human rights. The death penalty was the subject of a report published by the General Secretary of the United Nations, available here. As an organization of the civil society fighting for the advocacy and protection...

20 September 2018'The alarming situation in Malaysia soon to be examined by the UN

Just as every member of the United Nations, Malaysia will be obligated to face its responsibilities in terms of human rights : next November it will, for the third time, pass the Universal periodic exam. This process, conducted by the State itself under the control of the Human Rights Council, allows each country to declare the measures that have been taken to improve the context in terms of human rights. The exam is a convenient occasion to discuss the death penalty in Malaysia,...