24 November 2021Report of National Conference and Media Workshop organised by KontraS

On November 3, 2021, KontraS in partnership with ECPM held in Jakarta a National Conference "Analyzing the Death Penalty Threat to Vulnerable Groups" to which were invited members of the Indonesian House of Representatives, representatives from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Ombudsman, NGOs, Victims' Families, the media, and other stakeholders to discuss the application of the death penalty at the policy and technical...

23 November 2021“Let’s rekindle the abolitionist flame!”: The 8th World Congress against the death penalty is only one year from now!

After a career in corporate events, Ramla Liatouji has put her expertise at the service of committed causes and, in particular, the universal abolition of the death penalty. A first congress in Oslo as head of logistical production took her up into the coordination of the African Congress against the death penalty in Abidjan in 2018, followed by the 7th World Congress in Brussels in 2019. Today, she looks back on her experience and her ambitions for the 8th World Congress planned in...

28 October 2021#AbolitionNowTour : World Youth Stands Against the Death Penalty

The objective? Find solutions that will allow them to build a strategic action plan, to contribute to the abolition of the death penalty in their country. Brainstorming, creativity, inventiveness and originality will be the leitmotivs of the challenge! During two days, the selected students and young professionals will form national delegations, supervised by Margaux Richet, Intercultural Trainer-Facilitator and Moderator. Are you between 18 and 30 years old? Are you a student of law,...

15 October 2021An exhibition with multiple faces

Christophe Meireis has been working as a freelance magazine photographer for more than 15 years and is particularly interested in putting people at the heart of his work. TSAI Meng-zu, better known as Mido, is a graphic designer and independent activist at the Judicial Reform Foundation (JRF), a Taiwan-based NGO that stand up for the wrongly convicted and advocates for a reform of the justice. Both of them supports the universal abolition of the death penalty and have worked alongside ECPM to...

21 September 2021Urgent Call to Protect Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia

● To Mr Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia ● To Mr Tito Karnavian. Minister of Home Affairs of Indonesia ● To Mr Yasonna Laoly, Minister for Justice and Human Rights ● To Mr Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs ● To the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights ● To the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia in Geneva ● To the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Belgium We have come...

31 August 2021Let’s celebrate together 40 years of abolition in France

October 10, 2021 will mark 40 years since the abolition of the death penalty in France. This law was introduced by Robert Badinter, then Minister of Justice and current Honorary President of ECPM. To commemorate this historic victory for human rights in France and to provide ourselves the impetus to carry on the fight worldwide, ECPM invites you to a variety of events this fall: exhibitions, testimonies, theatrical performances, conferences, school events, concerts, an associative village,...

6 August 2021“To impose someone the coming of death, the clock ticking and the psychological distress, is absolutely inhuman” : Interview with Aminata Niakate, president of ECPM

Newly elected president of ECPM, Aminata Niakate looks back on her committed career. She is also a lawyer and an elected environmentalist in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Her dynamic personality and professionalism are very much in line with the ambitions of the association. I always wanted to get involved in something, yet I was looking for a place where I would do so on a specific topic. When I settled as a lawyer, it was the time to jump in: I committed to Together against the death...

30 April 2021Announcement of the 5th edition of the “Draw me the abolition” competition’s winners!

50 posters were reviewed by a jury of experts who selected the 3 winners: Jury Prize Salsabila L., Collège Moulin Joly, Colombes, France Danna Lilian J. V., Lycée franco-mexicain, Mexico City, Mexico Karine EL-I., Association de la renaissance sociale, Minieh-Tripoli, Lebanon Click on the image to enlarge  Click on the image to enlarge  Click on the image to enlarge    Moreover, for the first time, the Public Prize...

17 April 2021In Malaysia, a pop star sings the words of a death row prisoner

Pannir writes, Santesh sings; both are Malaysian and have almost the same age (33 and 32). But one is on death row in Changi Prison (Singapore), while the other is an M-pop (Malaysian pop) star.   In his third album, "Arah Tuju", launched in Malaysia on 17 April, the artist sings the lyrics composed by his imprisoned compatriot. The project was initiated by the "Sebaran Kasih/Spread Love Malaysia" Association, founded by Pannir's sister, Angelia Pranthaman, and proudly supported by...

6 April 2021” Draw me abolition “: you are the jury !

It is time to decide on the winners of the 5th edition of "Draw me abolition"! Out of around 400 posters produced by young people aged between 14 and 20 from 13 different countries, 50 posters have been shortlisted. ECPM and the International Network for Abolition Education are pleased to invite you to vote on the three productions that will be rewarded with the "Public Award" until 15 April. Vote here     The 50 posters, pre-selected after a lengthy...