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...

23 January 2019Malaysia: a model path towards abolition [video]

"Malaysia must become the Tiger of Asia", Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told the United Nations General Assembly in late 2018. A "Tiger" who, last year, in just a few months, made an impression with his determination to abolish the death penalty step by step in a region surrounded by fervently retentionist countries. Take a look behind the scenes of this exceptional year for Malaysia, which has been encouraged to continue on its path to abolition by ECPM and its partners, ADPAN...

7 January 2019Registration for the 7th World Congress is now open!

Would you like to get involved in universal abolition of the death penalty? Join us in Brussels from 26 February to 1 March 2019! You can register on : congress.ecpm.org. The World Congress Against the Death Penalty is the world’s leading abolitionist event in terms of its scope and political ambition. It brings together politicians, activists, lawyers, researchers, etc. who are involved in the cause of abolition of the death penalty. At the World Congress, ECPM provides you with time to...

19 December 2018121 countries voted for a universal moratorium

ECPM welcomes the adoption of this resolution by a record number of states: on December 17, at the vote of the UN General Assembly, 121 countries voted for a universal moratorium, confirming the global trend in favor of the abolition of the death penalty. Download the press release Since 2007, a resolution for a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty has been put to the vote of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) every two years. The 2018 resolution introduced new...

11 December 201870 years of the UDHR: Human rights defenders tell us about their fights

Today, December 10, 2018, the UDHR celebrates its seventieth anniversary. The opportunity for ECPM to give voice to those around the world (Iran, Algeria, Indonesia, Tunisia, Cameroon, Malaysia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lebanon), fighting daily to defend human rights. A big thank you to our eight partners, with singular and evocative journeys, for taking the time to answer our questions. IRAN - Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Director of Iran Human Rights (IHR) 1. Would you tell us...

26 November 20187th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, 3 months to go

ECPM invites you to meet us in Brussels on February 26th 2019 for the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty! The World Congress against the Death Penalty, an essential meeting of abolitionist activists, encourages countries to make concrete commitments, mobilizes public opinion and helps to develop common strategies. For its 7th edition, the Congress will be held in Brussels, the European capital, from February 26th to the 1st of March 2019. It is organised by ECPM in partnership with...

16 November 20188 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. Download...