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 ?
With whom ?
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)
What's the objective ?
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.