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:

  • .  Federate to enable actors committed against the death penalty to join their strengths
    Reinforce to provide these actors with strategic, financial and/or logistical support in their struggle.
  • .  Advocate to organise high-level political meetings, create awareness raising campaigns, establish regular anti-death penalty events
  • . Educate to raise awareness among citizens in educational environment.


As the case is emblematic of the problems within the American justice system, ECPM demands Justice for Hank who was sentenced to death in 1995 by the state of Texas for a triple homicide which he has always denied committing. Within this framework, ECPM launched the campaign Justice for Hank Skinner on the eve of the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty (24-26 February 2010 in Geneva) and in reaction to Hank Skinner’s execution date, initially planned for 24 February 2010, the date the Congress opened. Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner, Hank Skinner’s wife, because the “face” of this major event for abolitionists from across the world.

Since then, ECPM has publicised the work of the Hank Skinner Support Group which seeks funds for his defence.

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