2 August 20197th World Congress Against the Death Penalty: interview with Carleen Pickard as part of Lush’s abolitionist campaign

Discover the interview of Carleen Pickard, Ethical Campaign Specialist at Lush North America, at the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels. She started a campaign against the death penalty in every store of the region. In this interview, she discusses the reasons for this choice but also the impact it has had on customers and staff. Carleen Pickard spoke alongside Richard Branson at the plenary session "Business and the death penalty" of the 7th World Congress against...

30 July 2019United States: resumption of federal executions after a 16-year moratorium

US Attorney General William Barr said in an official statement on 26 July 2019 that federal executions have resumed in the United States. A lethal procedure has already been chosen and five convicted persons are expected to be executed between December and January. On Thursday, July 26, 2019, William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, i. e. Minister of Justice, thrilled all human rights organizations around the world by putting executions at the federal level back on the...

30 July 2019SAVE THE DATE: Volunteer with ECPM at Huma 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!! From 13 to 15 September 2019, participates in the Festival of Humanity with ECPM! Indeed, what could be better than a festive and militant weekend to start the new school year? And because together it's better, we'll make festivalgoers aware of the universal abolition of the death penalty and that... it's not given to everyone. So join us and move the fight forward with us! THE PROGRAM: - Launch of the brand new ECPM role-playing game: "Sign to deliver". Helps...

30 July 2019Pride march 2019: ECPM video release!

On June 29, 2019, ECPM put on its best clothes to march during the Paris Pride march. An opportunity to defend his awareness campaign: "The death penalty is homophobic". One month later, (re)discover our tank and our team of volunteers through this video. ECPM has been mobilizing at every pride march for more than 15 years to denounce countries that condemn homosexuality to death. Currently, there are 12 of them while 61 others still criminalize this sexual orientation. Find here...

30 July 2019Federica Mogherini at the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty: “We believe that the response to one crime must never be another crime”.

On 19 February 2019, the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty opened in Brussels. At the opening ceremony in the hemicycle of the European Parliament, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, took the floor. It was an opportunity for her to raise the subject that is close to her heart: the abolition of the death penalty. Federica Mogherini, who had been engaged since her term as Italian Foreign Minister, had already...

30 July 2019EDITO – This summer, I’m getting involved with ECPM!

Summer, holidays, walks, the beach, the sea, everything to forget the horrors of our world. That is all I wish you in this summer that is already well underway. But for all that, take the time to help us. When you return, do not forget to continue to support ECPM, its struggles and commitments for a just world. The first of human rights is the right to live with dignity and involves the equality of all before the law. Universal abolition requires the recognition of universal justice. We...

18 July 2019ECPM statement to the UN on the situation of the 11 French nationals recently sentenced to death in Iraq

On the occasion of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, ECPM, represented by Taimoor Aliassi, intervened on 3 July 2019 during the general debate on item 4 (Human Rights situations requiring the Council's attention), in order to draw the Council's attention to the death sentences and executions in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State and in particular to the situation of the 11 French nationals recently sentenced to death and the French authorities' ambiguous response. Below, the...

18 July 2019ECPM and AMDH participated in the 126th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

On 4 and 5 July 2019, representatives of ECPM (Ensemble contre la peine de mort) and the Mauritanian Human Rights Association (AMDH) were in Geneva to follow up on the recommendations made in the Fact-Finding Mission Report. Prior to the session, the AMDH, ECPM and Planète Réfugiés Droits de l'Homme (PRDH) submitted an alternative report focusing mainly on the right to life and the excessive use of force, torture, detention conditions and the administration of justice. After participating...

18 July 2019Jihadists in the Levant: 10 key points / 10 dates for a better understanding [Press release]

The press conference on the situation of French citizens sentenced to death in Iraq, organised on 4 July 2019 by ECPM and the Collectif Familles Unies, allowed civil society to provide essential clarifications on the issue of fair trials in Iraq and the death penalty for French jihadists. It was also an opportunity for ECPM to present its press kit "10 questions to better understand the situation of French people sentenced to death in Iraq". --> Download the press release...

27 June 2019Hank Skinner writes to us on the occasion of his 20 years of solitary confinement

Already 20 years... 20 years Hank Skinner's been in total isolation in a Texas prison. Accused of the murder of 3 people and sentenced to death for it, Hank has always claimed his innocence and fought to prove it. Today, he is sending us this letter to share some of his daily life between procedures to prove his innocence and dreams of freedom. To ECPM, to all my friends and supporters,   Hey y’all! Sorry it’s been a while since you heard from me but I’ve been sort of...