ECPM ON THE SPOT
ECPM is developing action in a number of countries in order to spread the abolitionist cause far and wide. This work hinges on four essential areas.
The first, federation, involves identifying actors committed to combating the death penalty and enabling them to unite their strengths. Reinforcement, the second area, aims to assist these actors in their struggle against capital punishment by providing support, be it strategic, financial, logistical, etc. This in turn can feed the third area: advocacy. This requires the organisation of high-level political meetings, the creation of awareness raising campaigns, the establishment of regular anti-death penalty events, etc. Finally, the Education section is particularly interested in raising awareness among citizens in the school environment. Through its involvement on the ground, ECPM has developed real expertise in the various obstacles to abolition which can persist in a variety of national contexts.
Since when ? ECPM has been engaged in Chad since 2013.
With whom ? ECPM works with the MOJ and in its first actions with PGA and FIACAT. Locally, we work on an ad hoc basis with ATPDH (Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights) and ACAT Chad.
What's the goal ? Our objectives were to support the Chadian authorities towards their abolition of the death penalty - now to accompany them towards op2 ratification and the perpetuation of abolition, for example with an inscription in the Constitution.