30 July 2019Federica Mogherini at the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty: “We believe that the response to one crime must never be another crime”.

On 19 February 2019, the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty opened in Brussels. At the opening ceremony in the hemicycle of the European Parliament, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, took the floor. It was an opportunity for her to raise the subject that is close to her heart: the abolition of the death penalty. Federica Mogherini, who had been engaged since her term as Italian Foreign Minister, had already...

30 July 2019EDITO – This summer, I’m getting involved with ECPM!

Summer, holidays, walks, the beach, the sea, everything to forget the horrors of our world. That is all I wish you in this summer that is already well underway. But for all that, take the time to help us. When you return, do not forget to continue to support ECPM, its struggles and commitments for a just world. The first of human rights is the right to live with dignity and involves the equality of all before the law. Universal abolition requires the recognition of universal justice. We...

18 July 2019ECPM statement to the UN on the situation of the 11 French nationals recently sentenced to death in Iraq

On the occasion of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, ECPM, represented by Taimoor Aliassi, intervened on 3 July 2019 during the general debate on item 4 (Human Rights situations requiring the Council's attention), in order to draw the Council's attention to the death sentences and executions in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State and in particular to the situation of the 11 French nationals recently sentenced to death and the French authorities' ambiguous response. Below, the...

18 July 2019ECPM and AMDH participated in the 126th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

On 4 and 5 July 2019, representatives of ECPM (Ensemble contre la peine de mort) and the Mauritanian Human Rights Association (AMDH) were in Geneva to follow up on the recommendations made in the Fact-Finding Mission Report. Prior to the session, the AMDH, ECPM and Planète Réfugiés Droits de l'Homme (PRDH) submitted an alternative report focusing mainly on the right to life and the excessive use of force, torture, detention conditions and the administration of justice. After participating...

18 July 2019Jihadists in the Levant: 10 key points / 10 dates for a better understanding [Press release]

The press conference on the situation of French citizens sentenced to death in Iraq, organised on 4 July 2019 by ECPM and the Collectif Familles Unies, allowed civil society to provide essential clarifications on the issue of fair trials in Iraq and the death penalty for French jihadists. It was also an opportunity for ECPM to present its press kit "10 questions to better understand the situation of French people sentenced to death in Iraq". --> Download the press release...

27 June 2019Hank Skinner writes to us on the occasion of his 20 years of solitary confinement

Already 20 years... 20 years Hank Skinner's been in total isolation in a Texas prison. Accused of the murder of 3 people and sentenced to death for it, Hank has always claimed his innocence and fought to prove it. Today, he is sending us this letter to share some of his daily life between procedures to prove his innocence and dreams of freedom. To ECPM, to all my friends and supporters,   Hey y’all! Sorry it’s been a while since you heard from me but I’ve been sort of...

27 June 2019EDITO – Death Row Investigations: ECPM Expertise

ECPM's expertise in death row investigations has been in place for many years around the world. Our investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2005 had already received the French Republic Human Rights Prize. The one in Rwanda, carried out in 2007, was cited by the Kagame government as one of the reasons for abolishing the death penalty in 2008. After a survey in the USA, Morocco and Tunisia, this year we are releasing two new publications from our "Fact-finding Mission" series...

27 June 2019D-2 days before the 2019 Pride march: here is what awaits you!

This Saturday, June 29, ECPM is wearing its best clothes to march in the colours of the campaign "The death penalty is homophobic" during the Paris Pride march. And this, for the fifteenth consecutive year! ECPM has many surprises in store for you, including a series of mini-games to learn more about countries that still sentence homosexuality to death. To take up the challenge, meet us on Saturday 29 June at 2pm at 47 boulevard du Montparnasse (75006). We are waiting for many of you to...

27 June 2019ECPM General Assembly: it’s time for the annual review!

ECPM 2019's General Assembly On June 21, ECPM held its Annual General Meeting in its new offices on Parmentier Avenue. A meeting punctuated by the presentation of the 2018 annual report, humorously presented by Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, ECPM's Executive Director, who engaged the participation of the members present with a fun quiz. The highlights of this early 2019 were not to be outdone, particularly the 7th World Congress in Brussels, the largest abolitionist gathering in the...

27 June 2019Release of the 2018’s activity report of ECPM

As every year, and like any association thet respects itself, ECPM publishes its activity report. This is an opportunity to look back at 2018, a year rich in actions, successes and prospects for ECPM. The year 2018 focused on Africa, the next abolitionist continent. The African Regional Congress held in Abidjan in April was a great success with 400 participants and 40 countries represented! Many other events took place throughout the year and on almost every continent. In...