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Abolition of the Death Penalty in Asia: What are the strategies at hand?

Press release
Press release: Opening Ceremony of the Regional Asian Seminar
26 May 2023
May 26th, 2023 - As one of the leading organizations in the global abolitionist movement, France's Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM), Taiwan's Alliance to End the Death Penalty, and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) will join forces in 2023. From May 26th to 27th, 2023, the "Death…
Tribune / Editorial
Opinion: Reinstating the Death Penalty Would Be Lethal to Israeli Democracy
12 May 2023
On Sunday, February 26, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation committed the coalition to backing a bill to impose the death penalty on terrorists. The bill was part of the coalition agreements that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed with his partners in the most right-wing governing coalition in Israeli history. On…
International graphic poster competition “Draw me the abolition” : Votes are now open!
10 May 2023
The International Network for Abolition Education, supported by ECPM, is pleased to invite you to choose your favorite among the 50 posters selected for the 6th edition of "DRAW ME THE ABOLITION"!
Walid Slaïby, a prominent abolitionist figure, dies at 68
09 May 2023
Walid Slaïby, a leading figure in Lebanese civil society and the abolitionist movement, passed away on Wednesday, May 3. ECPM expresses its support to his family and joins them in their grief. Walid Slaïby and Ogarit Younan, his wife, were nominated for the Grand Prix Robert Badinter awarded by the…
Salle du Conseil de l'Europe
Advocacy, Event, In the field
ECPM and the Council of Europe call on European youth to mobilise against the death penalty
02 May 2023
To the attention of young volunteers, students or active members of civil society: ECPM and the Council of Europe are organizing a workshop "Advocacy and awareness-raising for the abolition of the death penalty" from 1 to 4 June 2023. Are you between 18 and 30 years old and do you…
Advocacy, Event
ECPM heads to the Middle East for the Fourth Regional Congress on the Death Penalty
02 May 2023
After Morocco (2012), Malaysia (2015) and Abidjan (2018), ECPM and Penal Reform International teams and their partners are now heading to the Middle East to organize the fourth regional congress on the death penalty that will take place on July 11 and 12, 2023. An opportunity to focus on this…
Uganda: Edward Mutebi’s reaction to the anti-homosexuality bill providing the death penalty for same-sex relationships
24 April 2023
At the end of March, the Ugandan parliament passed a bill providing for harsh penalties for those involved in same-sex relationships. In a country where homosexuality is already illegal, LGBTQIA+ people could now face sentences ranging from 20 years in prison to the death penalty if signed into law by…
DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN : A look back at an intense day of mobilization by ECPM and IHR
21 April 2023
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) and Together Against Death Penalty (ECPM) presented in Paris on April 13 the 15th annual report on death penalty in Iran which shows an alarming deterioration of the human rights situation in the country through the prism of the use of death penalty in Iran. The…
Press release, Publication
Death penalty in Iran: Highest number of executions since 2015
13 April 2023
The 15th Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, jointly produced by Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) and Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM), is enlightening: executions continued to rise in 2022. At least 582 prisoners sentenced to death were executed, an increase of 75% compared to 2021. The…
Taïmoor Aliassi témoigne devant une classe de quatrièmes
Sur le terrain, Témoignage
Special school interventions on the situation in Iran: the urgent need to educate young people on the abolition of the death penalty
29 March 2023
At the beginning of March, ECPM visited schools in the Ile de France region for a special school curriculum on Iran. On this occasion, Shole Pakravan and Taimoor Aliassi, Iranian abolitionist activists, accompanied our teams to testify on / to share their inspiring stories. Their mission? To bring the voice…