3 October 2022Register now for the 8th World Congress!

Today, registration opens for our 8th World Congress against the death penalty, which will take place from 15 to 18 November 2022 in Berlin. Those wishing to participate, either on site or online, can now register via our new application 8th World Congress. The Congress is free and open to all, but registration is still required to access the event and exclusive information. Over a thousand participants from 90 countries are expected in the German capital this autumn for the world's largest...

15 September 2022Only two months left before the 8th World Congress against the Death Penalty!

The 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty will take place in Berlin from November 15 to 18: more than a thousand participants from 90 countries are expected in the German capital for the most important meeting of abolitionists. Those wishing to participate, either on site or online, will be able to register via our new "8th World Congress" application as of October 3rd. You can already download the app (available on AppStore or Google Play) or check out the web version: you will find...

27 July 2022Myanmar : anti-death penalty and human rights organisations outraged by the execution of human rights defenders by the military junta

The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN),  Capital Punishment Justice Project, (CPJP), Eleos Justice, Monash University, LBH Masyarakat,  Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (MADPET), Odhikhar, Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty, ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) and Transformative Justice Collective condemn the executions  of TMP Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former member of Parliament from Aung Sun Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party and a hip-hop artist...

26 July 2022Love is not a crime : ECPM parades in Berlin!

In preparation for the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, which will take place in the German capital from November 15 to 18, members of the ECPM team marched with the Berlin LGBTQIA+ community to show our support and celebrate love in all forms. This activist moment was an opportunity to open dialogue and raise awareness about the death penalty and homosexuality, still present in 11 countries worldwide. About the campaign:  Asserting and living one's...

30 June 2022General meeting 2022: new members elected to join the Board of Directors

ECPM's Annual General Meeting met on June 28 to elect its new executive. Two new members have joined the Board of Directors. They are Me Richard Sédillot and Me Edmond Fréty. They join President Aminata Niakaté, whose mandate was unanimously renewed, as well as Véronique Mary, Emmanuel Maistre, Marie Doucet-Lechantre, Emmanuel Oudar and Laurent Duarte. A special thank you to Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner and Florence Leroux who are stepping down after many years of unfailing...

27 June 2022Pride parade 2022: a look back at a colourful reunion!

Just like every year, ECPM was there to carry the colours of its "Love is not a crime" campaign alongside tens of thousands of participants on Saturday 25 June at the Paris Pride Parade, organised by Inter LGBT. It was an opportunity to meet up with our faithful volunteers and some of our partners, such as Rakia Chehida, an activist from theNational Tunisian Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CTCPM): a big thank you to all those who accompanied us for this festive and militant...

15 June 2022The Central African Republic is the 24th African state to abolish the death penalty

The National Assembly of the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted the law abolishing the death penalty in CAR on 27 May 2022. Following the promulgation of this text by President Touadéra, CAR will become the 24th abolitionist state in Africa and the 110th in the world. This historic step is the culmination of intense advocacy work by civil society led by ACAT CAR and parliamentarians that ECPM and FIACAT have actively supported for many years. Furthermore, the long-standing...

14 June 2022Kenya : an overview of the first seminar on the abolition of the death penalty in East Africa

On May 30 and 31, 2022, in Nairobi, ECPM and Crime Si Poa, Kenyan partner association of the event, organized a regional and multi-stakeholder seminar on the death penalty, with a special focus on East Africa. This was the first event of its kind in the region. The purpose of the multi-stakeholder seminar was to organize an exchange between abolitionist actors from six different countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sierra...

23 May 2022« Businesses are really important voices in the final push for abolition » : Celia Ouellette, founder of the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice , tells us about her committment against the death penalty

Celia Ouellette, a British lawyer who has been an expatriate in the United States since she finished her studies, specializes in the defence of people sentenced to death. In 2017, she launched an initiative designed to challenge private sector actors on the justice issues, including the death penalty - the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice, of which ECPM is a partner. With Business and the Death Penalty featuring as the dominant theme for the World Congress in Berlin in November...

28 April 2022Annual report on the death penalty in Iran: sharp rise in executions in 2021

The death penalty situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains alarming with a significant increase in executions in 2021 (+25%) and an increasing number of Iranian women being executed. The number of executions has doubled after the election of Ebrahim Raeisi as President, and as the Islamic Republic and Western governments negotiate to revive the nuclear deal, also called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). These are some of the main findings of the 14th Annual Report on...