23 October 2020Launch of a small grants programme in Indonesia and Malaysia

ECPM, along with its partners ADPAN and KontraS, is launching its small grants programme for 2021 in Indonesia and Malaysia. Two projects by country, running 3 to 12 months from January 2021 and based outside the capitals, will be selected. The application deadline is 22 November 2020. General objective of these calls : providing support to civil society organizations working on human rights outside the capitals, to promote and raise awareness about abolition of the death penalty in their...

10 October 2020Discover ECPM’s new interactive map

On the occasion of the 18th World Day Against the Death Penalty, ECPM publishes its new interactive map on the situation of capital punishment in the world. Navigate through this comprehensive and interactive tool, strengthening our international advocacy work and providing a new source of information on the situation of the death penalty worldwide. Discover the map The abolition of the death penalty is one of the human rights that has made the most progress...

5 October 2020Access to counsel : a matter of life or death

The 18th World Day against the Death Penalty will be held on 10 October 2020. A much-anticipated event for abolitionist organisations around the world, it will be devoted to the right to effective legal representation from the moment of arrest to the end of the judicial process. Various activities will take place during this week; another opportunity to publicly oppose the use of this inhuman, cruel and degrading punishment and to support those fighting for its abolition around the...

11 August 2020Joint call for an official moratorium on executions in Bahrain

London / Beirut - 11 August 2020   Joint appeal - Bahrain   His Majesty, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Kingdom of Bahrain   In light of the recent confirmation by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation of four death sentences, we write to urge you to commute all current death sentences and to establish an official moratorium on executions.   On 15 June 2020, the Court of Cassation confirmed death sentences handed down to Husain Abdulla Khalil (“al-Rashed”) and Zuhair Ebrahim...

10 July 2020Communiqué de presse – Nomination d’Éric Dupond-Moretti au ministère de la Justice : un espoir pour les Français condamnés à mort en Irak et pour les valeurs de la République ?

Suite à la nomination de Me Éric Dupond-Moretti au Ministère de la Justice, l’ONG Ensemble Contre la Peine de mort (ECPM) interpelle le nouveau Garde des Sceaux afin de lui demander d’intervenir en faveur du rapatriement des hommes et femmes français de Syrie et d’Irak, ainsi que de leurs enfants. Éric Dupond-Moretti avait demandé ce rapatriement en déclarant en 2019 : « Il faut les rapatrier, surtout lorsqu’ils encourent la peine de mort, les juger en France. Il faut...

6 July 2020Discover the Digital Proceedings of the World Congress against the death penalty in Brussels

ECPM is proud to announce the publication of a new website dedicated to the Proceedings of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty held in Brussels, from 26 February to 1 March 2019. You can now find out more about the rich debates and the new associative and political dynamics in the heart of the European capital thanks to this new digital version of the Proceedings of Brussels, published in book form and launched at the United Nations in September 2019. Visit...

26 May 2020Chad, winner of an abolitionist struggle

On Tuesday, 28 April, the Chadian National Assembly voted the abolition of the death penalty for terrorism acts, which had previously been authorized. ECPM which has been heavily involved in the field for years, welcomes this development and look back at the different steps taken with determination by this country, despite its unstable geopolitical context. © Flickr / Marco Verch “The MP’s voted unanimously to abolish the death penalty for terrorism acts” declared Djimet...

31 March 2020Release of the 12th Annual Report on the death penalty in Iran

The figure is alarming and echoes the concerns of human rights defenders: at least 280 people were executed last year in Iran, which remains the country with the highest death penalty in the world after China. The 12th annual report on the death penalty in Iran, carried out by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM, assesses and analyzes the trends related to this practice in order to provide appropriate recommendations and engage in a constructive dialogue. Its publication takes place in an...

28 February 2020ECPM publishes a good practice guide for NHRIs

The abolition of the death penalty must become a priority for national human rights institutions (NHRIs), whose mandate is to protect and promote human rights in their countries, as well as the fight against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In order to assist NHRIs in addressing this issue, ECPM, in collaboration with some NHRIs, publishes "A Practical Guide for NHRIs", inspired by the events organized on World Human Rights Day. This playful and...