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Time to look back at the 8th World Congress against the death penalty!

ECPM partner of the film Seven Winters in Tehran
06 March 2023
As part of there work in Iran and a special series of school interventions concerning the wave of executions in the country, ECPM associates with Nour Films for the cinema release of the documentary 7 winters in Tehran. ECPM receives Shole Paravan, mother of Reyhaneh Jabarri, executed in 2014. She…
In memory of Hank Skinner : “Hank was a fighter living in one of the worst places on earth”
02 March 2023
On hearing of Hank Skinner's passing, ECPM joins in the grief of his family and friends, including his partner Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner, a member of ECPM's Board of Directors from 2009 to 2022.
10 Key points to understand the hidden side of the death penalty in Iran
27 February 2023
Since the beginning of the uprising, triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022, more than 300 people, including at least 41 minors, have lost their lives. Thousands of people have reportedly been arrested. Although it is difficult to obtain precise figures, at least 100…
Cameroonian lawyer Nestor Toko Monkam secures the liberation of death row prisoner Fati
21 February 2023
Me. Nestor Toko Monkam, a lawyer in Cameroon and coordinator of our partner Droits et Paix (Rights and Peace), secured last week the acquittal of Fati, Cameroonian woman born in 1971 in Mokolo in the far north region of Cameroon. She his a housewife, mother of two children, now aged…
In pictures
Discover the first images of the World Congress in Berlin
13 December 2022
The World Congress in Berlin has come to an end after four days of meetings, debates and sharing. With more than 1,500 delegates from 128 countries and an unprecedented political mobilisation, the eighth edition of this major abolitionist event will be remembered. Here is a look back at some of…
2022, a year of great victories for the abolition: continue to support us in 2023!
08 December 2022
As of today, 51 states still apply the death penalty. In some of them, the only fact of speaking up or loving a same-sex partner are punishable by death, as in Iran, which remains the state with the highest execution rate relative to its population. On the occasion of International…
Advocacy, In the field
#ABOLITIONNOWTOUR: A look back on a year of activism around the world
01 December 2022
A year ago, ECPM launched an exceptional mobilisation of the world's youth, aimed at raising awareness among the new generation about the issues at stake in the abolition of the death penalty and to give new impetus to the fight led by the activists from the outset. Six delegations of…
Here’s to you: an anthem to federate the abolitionist community
30 November 2022
Art is a powerful way of conveying the abolitionist voice: this was once again verified at the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty, which was held in Berlin from 15 to 18 November 2022. Musical and visual performances punctuated the meetings and debates, creating unique moments of cohesion around…
Advocacy, Event, In the field
Meet the laureates of the 8th World Congress against the death penalty
23 November 2022
The 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty was also an opportunity to highlight civil society actors working towards universal abolition. ECPM, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and their partners highlighted the exceptional work of organizations particularly invested in the different spheres of the abolitionist struggle such as:…
Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh awarded the Robert-Badinter Prize
18 November 2022
Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, a long-time human rights activist in her country, is the first recipient of the Robert-Badinter Prize, the Grand Prize of the public, awarded today in Berlin, at the conclusion of the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty, which brought together the world abolitionist community since…