In order to take the abolitionist cause as far as possible and in parallel with its World Congress, ECPM is developing long-term actions in Central Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. These actions hinge on 4 main areas:
Since when ?
Since 2015, ECPM has been engaged in Malaysia.
ECPM collaborates with Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Harm Reduction International (HRI), World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP), Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Civil Rights Committee (KLSCAHC / Malaysia) and Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (MADPET)
Which objectives ?
The aim is to establish a strategy of federation of activists in order to stimulate collective action and advocacy, but also to strengthen their involvement, their action and their leadership in order to encourage governments to increase their commitments on the death penalty and strengthen the participation of NHRIs in the area of the death penalty.
July 21-22, 2017: ECPM participates in the Malaysian National Conference and a training workshop on abolition in the country and in the Asia-Pacific region. This event brought together a hundred participants, including NGOs, lawyers and a former attorney general who has become an abolitionist activist. It also led to a campaign in the context of international instruments relating to the death penalty.
July 25, 2017: ECPM participates in a round table at the Parlemant of Malaysia on the abolition of the death penalty in Malaysia and Asia. Following this round table, the Government abolished the automatic application of the death penalty for drug trafficking.
March 2018: ECPM, in collaboration with ADPAN, HRI, WCADP, KLSCAHC / Malaysia and MADPET, publishes the 1st alternative report on capital punishment in Malaysia.
October 30 and 31, 2018: ECPM participates in a Malaysian regional parliamentary seminar. It brought together more than 160 parliamentarians and ended with the adoption of a regional action plan.
November 2018: a new session of the UPR of Malaysia takes place. Upon its conclusion, Malaysia accepts 12 recommendations entirely and 5 partially, compared to only 1 in 2013.
January 2019: launch of the first fact-finding mission to death row in Malaysia.