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.

ECPM in Morocco



Since when ?

Since 2007, ECPM has been involved in Morocco.

In 2012, ECPM organised the first Regional Congress against the death penalty in Rabat.

Since 2011, ECPM has been coordinating projects to support local actors towards the abolition of the death penalty.

In 2013, ECPM and its partners publish the fact-finding mission "Journey to the Cemetery of the Living".

With whom ?

ECPM acts in partnership with the Moroccan Coalition against the Death Penalty, the Moroccan Organization for Human Rights (OMDH), the Parliamentary Network against the Death Penalty and the Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty.From 2011 to 2016, ECPM coordinated the project Towards a progressive abolition of the death penalty in Morocco with the support of the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Fondation de France and the Île-de-France region. -France.Since 2017, ECPM has coordinated the project Supporting local actors towards the abolition of the death penalty in North Africa and the Middle East, with the support of the French Development Agency, Norway, Switzerland, the delegation of the European Union to Morocco and the foundation of France.

What's the objectives ? Connect the abolitionist actors, and work towards an imminent abolition of the death penalty.


Discover our latest actions in Morocco at the bottom of this page.

For more information on the death penalty in Morocco, visit our partner site, Tudert.ma. 

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May 2017: dissemination of tools developed by ECPM as part of the UPR of Morocco.

October 2017: ECPM organizes an INDH seminar in Rabat. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the involvement of NHRIs and political actors in order to encourage governments to increase their commitment to the death penalty. Work sessions led by local partners took place upstream.

September 2017: ECPM participates in a NHRI seminar in partnership with the National Council for Human Rights and with the support of the OIF. ECPM intervenes orally at the CNDH. ECPM submits several oral interventions on the occasion of the adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council of the reports of the UPR Working Groups.

October 10, 2017: sit-in and press conference of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

October 2017: ECPM organizes a meeting of parliamentarians.

June 2018: participation in the Congress of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty.

September 2018: as part of a campaign to push Morocco to declare an official moratorium on executions, ECPM is organizing an exchange with the OMDH, the CMCPCM and diplomatic representatives of several countries on the issue of the death penalty. Subsequently, ECPM participates in a meeting with the Minister of Human Rights and the Minister of Justice by the President of the OMDH but also by the president of the Moroccan Coalition against the Death Penalty and other members of the CMCPM. These will have enabled discussion on the question of the vote on the moratorium resolution at the United Nations and on political participation in the World Congress.

The Minister confirms that he accepts the invitation to participate in the World Congress against the Death Penalty.

October 2018: national conference organized in Marrakech by ECPM, OMDH and CMCPM as part of GANHRI which brought together NHRIs from around the world. The same month, several events take place as part of the world day: a pleading competition

April 24, 2019: The Network of Parliamentarians Against the Death Penalty in Morocco is organizing, with the support of the Moroccan Human Rights Organization and ECPM, a Regional Parliamentary Round Table in Rabat. The purpose of this meeting is to emphasize the key role of parliamentarians in moving towards the abolition of the death penalty or in promoting progress in the area of ​​human rights.

October 10, 2019: on the occasion of the 17th World Day against the Death Penalty, ECPM is involved in "small projects" for abolition.