6 April 2018Program of the 1st African Congress Against the Death Penalty

The 1st African Congress Against the Death Penalty will be held in Abidjan on the 9th and 10th of April, 2018. This congress is organized by ECPM in partnership with the World Coalition against the Death Penalty, FIACAT and CNDH-CI, under the patronage of Norway, Belgium and the European Union. It will be the largest abolitionist event ever held on African soil. More than 300 participants are expected to attend these two days of debates, solemn opening and closing ceremonies, and festive and...

13 March 2018Annual 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...

13 March 201846 NGOs concerned about the human rights situation in Iran are calling on the UN to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organizations, urge your government to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Iranian authorities have consistently failed to take action on vital reforms that would put its laws, policies and practices into conformity with...

12 March 2018Intervention at the UN: Death penalty in Iran

Extract of the intervention of Taimoor ALIASSI, representative of the Human Rights Association in Kurdistan of Iran in Geneva (KMMK-G) at the United Nations in Geneva. Monday March 12th 2018, United Nations, 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, Item 4   " As highlighted by the Special Rapporteur, the Kurdish community remains one of the most oppressed groups in the country, with individuals persecuted, arrested, sentenced to death and executed because of their ethnic affiliations....

9 March 2018Registrations for the Regional Congress Against the Death Penalty are open!

We are pleased to invite you to the African Congress Against the Death Penalty, that will be held in Abidjan, the 9th and 10th April 2018. The event is organised by ECPM, in partnership with the World Coalition Against The Death Penalty, the FIACAT and the CNDH-CI, under the sponsorship of Norway, Belgium and the European Union. It will be the largest ever event dedicated to the death penalty on the african soil. More than 300 participants are expected to attend these two days of debates,...

1 March 2018Iran to be represented by a major human rights violator at the top UN human rights body

Iran to be represented by a major human rights violator at the top UN human rights body   Impact Iran and its member organizations are appalled by the Iranian government’s decision to select Minister of Justice Seyyed Alireza Avaei as its high-level representative to address the United Nations Human Rights Council on 27 February. Minister Avaei is reputed for being an egregious violator of human rights, prompting the European Union to place him on its list of individuals sanctioned...

15 February 201810 SENTENCED TO DEATH BECAUSE DELAY OF COMING INTO FORCE LAW THAT ABOLISHES MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

We, the 44 undersigned organisations, groups and trade unions are most disturbed and saddened that at least  10 persons, as reported in the media, have been been victims of the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking  despite the fact that Parliament had already passed the law abolishing mandatory death penalty and returning sentencing discretion to judges vide the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2017. This Act, which was passed by Parliament and received royal assent on 27/12/2017,...

12 February 2018Defenders of human rights in Iran mourn the passing of Asma Jahangir

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Ms. Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. She passed away on February 11, 2018, and defenders of human rights, particularly those in Iran, mourn her death. Iranian society lost one of the most vocal champions of its rights, its fundamental freedoms, and its fight for dignity. Since her appointment as Special Rapporteur on Iran by the UN Human Rights Council in September 2016, she has brought the voices of...

31 March 2017The 9th annual report by Iran Human Rights and ECPM

Download the report here: Annual report on the death penalty in Iran 2016-ECPM-IHR The 9th annual report by Iran Human Rights (IHR) on the death penalty provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2016 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report sets out the number of executions in 2016, the trend compared to previous years, charges, geographic distribution and a monthly breakdown of executions. Lists of the women and juvenile offenders executed in 2016 are also...

9 March 2017Summary of the annual report on the death penalty in Iran 2016

Every year we publish in partnership with Iran Human Rights (IHR) the annual report on the death penalty in Iran. This 9th edition gives an assessment and analysis of death penalty trends in 2016 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Annual 2016 Report at a Glance 530 people were executed in 2016 (45% decrease from 2015) 232 executions (44%) were announced by official sources 64% of the death sentences carried out in 2016 were issued by the Revolution Courts 296 (56%) were executed for...