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...

10 October 2019Malaysian parliamentarian Kasthuri Patto addresses the media on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Kasthuri Patto, a convinced abolitionist and parliamentarian in Malaysia, addresses the media around the world to report on the situation of the death penalty in her country. With the arrival of the Pakatan Harapan government last year, the parliamentarian welcomes the fact that abolition has never been so close. The government signed a moratorium on this last year. However, the fight must continue until this abolition is effective. If it is, Malaysia would be the first abolitionist country...

10 October 2019“Dehumanized”: ECPM publishes a new fact-finding mission on Indonesian death row

On Thursday, October 10, on the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, ECPM and its partners KontraS and ADPAN are gathering in Jakarta to launch their fact-finding mission, "Dehumanized", which is studying the situation of Indonesian prisoners on death row. Currently, it is estimated that there's between 236 and 308 people on Indonesion death row. Although they should all be placed in high-security prisons, the scourge of prison overcrowding decides otherwise....

23 September 2019In Japan: red card on executions

Japan is not a perfect host The 9th Rugby World Cup begins on Friday 20 September in Japan. However, ECPM would like to point out that its status as a host does not make it an irreproachable country in terms of human rights. Indeed, in 2018, 15 executions were recorded there. ECPM regrets that such international events are organised in countries regularly denounced for their failure to respect human rights. It should be recalled that this was the case for the basketball world cup, held in...