24 February 2022#AbolitionNowTour : The Youth Stands Against the Death Penalty

ECPM is glad to introduce an unprecedented experience! In the framework of the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, due in Berlin in November 2022, ECPM just wrapped up the #AbolitionNowTour: a unique mobilization programe intended for young people from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East and North America. The project targetted 6 countries in which ECPM was already conducting advocacy actions for the abolition of the death penalty: Morocco, DRC, Kenya, Indonesia, Lebanon and the United...

16 February 2022Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) regarding the death penalty

In anticipation of the review of Iraq by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva on March 7-8, ECPM and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty are submitting an alternative report to the Committee on the application of the death penalty in Iraq. This report, entitled "Iraq's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) regarding the death penalty", highlights the dysfunctions of the Iraqi judicial system with regard to the death...

16 February 2022ECPM calls on sports organisations to mobilize against the death penalty

While the 2022 Winter Olympics are in full swing in Beijing, the international community keeps pointing out China's numerous failures to respect human rights.  But figures don't lie: China ranks first in the states that executes the most death row inmates in the world per year. Since the World Athletics Championship in Qatar (2019), the Paris-Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia (2020), and the agreement of a soccer club with the Kingdom of Bahrain (2021), ECPM challenges the organisation of...

15 February 2022Interview: “Pannir’s case has the potential to change the general public’s opinion towards the death penalty”

  Learn more on the #SavePannir campaign For me and my family, it has been a lot of sacrifices in time and efforts. We reach out to other families in a similar situation and we try to do our best for them, too.     Santesh: The launch went well. We are thankful to the media that covered the launch, around 50 people were present during the event. We received very good feedbacks, a lot of compliments, support and...

21 December 2021May 2022 be a great year for the universal abolition!

To support us, ECPM enables you to choose between a one-off donation or a regular donation based on a monthly withdrawal. The online transaction is secure and it only takes a few minutes, thanks to the HelloAsso platform. We warmly thank all those who have taken and will take part in the great success of our actions.   Make a donation before 31 December 2021 If you are taxable, your donations entitle you to a tax reduction equal to 66% of...

9 December 2021Together towards a new abolitionist year!

International symposium at the national assembly, conferences at the Pantheon and at Sorbonne University, portraits exhibition on the gates of the Paris City Hall, plays, concerts, schools and prisons interventions, conferences in Morocco, Indonesia and DRC, film-debates, sit-in in Rabat… No sooner had the demonstrations that we carried out together for the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France, and for the World day against the death penalty on the 10th of...

8 December 2021Summary of the celebrations of the 19th World Day Against Death Penalty

In France, we could hear in the solemn enclosure of the Pantheon, the powerful testimonies of Susan Kigula, a former death row prisoner in Uganda, Antoinette Chahine, also former death row prisoner in Lebanon and Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner, spouse of Hank Skinner who is sentenced to death in Texas, in front of an attentive audience that was strongly moved by their stories. In the world, voices of activists, associations, human rights defenders, and politicians gathered around a...

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 Berlin...

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...