24 April 2019ECPM is in Morocco for a Parliamentary Regional Round Table

On 24 April 2019, the Network of Parliamentarians against the Death Penalty in Morocco is organizing, with the support of the Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights and ECPM, a Regional Parliamentary Round Table in Rabat. The purpose of this meeting is to highlight the key role of parliamentarians in moving towards the abolition of the death penalty or in promoting progress in the field of human rights. It is involved in the joint project: "Accompanying civil society and political actors...

9 April 2019Announcement of the winners of the 4th edition of the drawing contest !

The opportunity was taken at the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty to award the prizes of the competition. 50 drawings were selected and exhibited at the Congress. Among them, the jury selected the following drawings: > Download the PDF of the drawings selected <   Jury Prize Kawaya L. ; Institut de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Lola S. ; Collège Saint-Spire, Corbeil-Essonnes, France Valeria C. ; Galileo Galilei Statale High School, Piedimonte,...

8 April 2019Press review: the Brussels Congress in the world’s media

Newspapers, television broadcasts, radio columns and online media, the Congress was a wonderful opportunity to raise the voice of the struggle for universal abolition throughout the world. We have nearly 500 press spin-offs in 50 countries. Here is a selection of them. Bahamas : AG : Death penalty not going anywhere, The Nassau Guardian, publié le 8 mars 2019 : https://thenassauguardian.com/2019/03/08/ag-death-penalty-not-going-anywhere/   Belarus : L'UE espère une...

4 April 2019Don’t forget Hank Skinner ! – Interview with Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner

On April 4, Hank Skinner turned 57. He spent the last 24 years on Texas death row for a crime he didn't commit. Death row is a lonely and desperate place, a "hell" as Hank calls it. On death row since 1995 and in solitary confinement since June 1999, the mail is a source of hope and tremendous strength for him. On the occasion of his birthday, but also to support him in his daily life, we encourage you to write him a short note. Thank you for him. > The steps to contact Hank Skinner...

1 April 2019PRESS RELEASE – Sultanate of Brunei ready to sentence to death for homosexuality

Following the process announced in 2014, Brunei is changing its legislation and announces its intention to make homosexual relations between adults and consenting persons punishable by death for Muslims in the Sultanate. ...] If the Minister of Justice confirms this announcement on Wednesday, April 3, Brunei will officially become the 12th country in the world to sentence to death for homosexuality. > Read ECPM's press release <     ECPM has been leading the campaign "The...

30 March 2019Editorial – Brussels Congress: The abolitionist movement is getting stronger and more structured

By Ramla Liatouji, Coordinator of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty - ECPM, France At the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels, many of you came to reaffirm your commitment to the establishment of a world without the death penalty. The academic work carried out by the ECPM team and the members of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty was supported by some 1500 participants from all 5 continents. The 70 speakers, with various fields of...

29 March 2019UN Special Rapporteurs, Parliamentarians, NHRIs, Bars: read the joint statements of the 7th World Congress

A key event for abolitionists from all over the world, this 7th Congress was a unique opportunity to bring together and bring together strategic and decision-making forces ready to advance the fight for universal abolition. UN Special Rapporteurs, parliamentarians, NHRIs, Bars: together they have made commitments; here they are. JOINT STATEMENT OF UN INDEPENDENT EXPERTS french version english version CONCLUDING TALKING POINTS ON BEHALF OF PARLIAMENTARIANS AND PGA, ATTENDING THE 7TH WORLD...

12 March 2019Final declaration of the 7thWorld Congress Against the Death Penalty

> Download the Final Declaration in PDF < FINAL DECLARATION - 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty Brussels, 1st March 2019 We, The participants of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, organized in Brussels from February 26 to March 1st, 2019, by the organization Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM) under the sponsorship of Belgium, the European Union, European Parliament, Swiss Confederation and Norway, in partnership with the World Coalition Against the...

21 February 2019WORLD CONGRESS, J-5 : “Let’s make abolition self-evident for everyone.”

The 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty begins in 5 days in Brussels, the European capital! Visit the website www.congres.ecpm.org to register and get all the information ! The word of Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, ECPM Executive Director – France Welcome to the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty! The struggle for abolition of the death penalty transcends political divides and goes beyond both continents and cultures: it brings together what has been dispersed. That is why it...

30 January 2019[EDITO] In a month’s time, we will experience a decisive moment for universal abolition

Dear abolitionist friends, A year that ends with unprecedented support for the UN Resolution for a moratorium on the application of the death penalty (121 votes in favour, 35 against, 32 abstentions and 5 absent countries) and good abolitionist prospects for 2019: the constitutionalization of abolition in Burkina Faso, the abolitionist debate opened in Malaysia, and many other opportunities. That is why the World Congress against the Death Penalty in Brussels (26 Feb-1st March 2019) will be an...