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...

27 June 2019EDITO – Death Row Investigations: ECPM Expertise

ECPM's expertise in death row investigations has been in place for many years around the world. Our investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2005 had already received the French Republic Human Rights Prize. The one in Rwanda, carried out in 2007, was cited by the Kagame government as one of the reasons for abolishing the death penalty in 2008. After a survey in the USA, Morocco and Tunisia, this year we are releasing two new publications from our "Fact-finding Mission" series...

27 June 2019D-2 days before the 2019 Pride march: here is what awaits you!

This Saturday, June 29, ECPM is wearing its best clothes to march in the colours of the campaign "The death penalty is homophobic" during the Paris Pride march. And this, for the fifteenth consecutive year! ECPM has many surprises in store for you, including a series of mini-games to learn more about countries that still sentence homosexuality to death. To take up the challenge, meet us on Saturday 29 June at 2pm at 47 boulevard du Montparnasse (75006). We are waiting for many of you to...

27 June 2019ECPM General Assembly: it’s time for the annual review!

ECPM 2019's General Assembly On June 21, ECPM held its Annual General Meeting in its new offices on Parmentier Avenue. A meeting punctuated by the presentation of the 2018 annual report, humorously presented by Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, ECPM's Executive Director, who engaged the participation of the members present with a fun quiz. The highlights of this early 2019 were not to be outdone, particularly the 7th World Congress in Brussels, the largest abolitionist gathering in the...

27 June 2019Release of the 2018’s activity report of ECPM

As every year, and like any association thet respects itself, ECPM publishes its activity report. This is an opportunity to look back at 2018, a year rich in actions, successes and prospects for ECPM. The year 2018 focused on Africa, the next abolitionist continent. The African Regional Congress held in Abidjan in April was a great success with 400 participants and 40 countries represented! Many other events took place throughout the year and on almost every continent. In...

26 June 2019In Yaoundé, launch of the first fact-finding mission on death row in Cameroon [press release]

The report "Sentenced to oblivion. Fact-finding mission on death row in Cameroon", which was officially launched on the 21st of June at the Delegation of the European Union from Yaoundé in Cameroon, is the result of an unprecedented fact-finding mission, conducted from May to October 2018 in five Cameroonian prisons by the Cameroonian Lawyers' Network against the Death Penalty (Racopem) and the association ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty). The investigation, led by Nestor Toko,...

28 May 2019The film of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty is online!

More diversified, more participatory and more formative than ever, dive into the heart of the 7th edition of the world's largest abolitionist event, held in Brussels from February 26 to March 1st 2019. Politicians, activists, lawyers, researchers, citizens: more than 1500 abolitionist fighters from all over the world seized the opportunity to gather their forces and ideas during four days of debates, training, workshops and cultural events in the heart of the European capital.  This film...

28 May 2019Press release: French nationals sentenced to death in Iraq

28 May 2019 - ECPM deplores the death sentence imposed on six French nationals in Iraq within three days, and calls on the French authorities to do everything in their power to ensure that the death penalty is not carried out.   The French Kévin Gonot, Léonard Lopez and Salim Machou were sentenced to death on 26 May 2019, followed by Mustapha Merzoughi on 27 May 2019, then Brahim Nejara and Karam El Harchaoui on 28 May, by the Baghdad Court for belonging to the Islamic State (EI). They...

24 May 201917 May: Homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty in 12 countries around the world

After a month of international pressure and boycotts, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah was speaking for the first time since the entry into force of the new legislation introducing the death penalty by stoning for homosexuality and adultery. "My country has gone decades without applying the death penalty and will maintain its moratorium on executions," he said on Sunday, calling even for not to worry. Since then, major media and LGBT associations have been claiming a "backward...