Friday, March 1st

Find the descriptions and speakers of each academic debate under this table.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Roundtable
The discriminatory application of the death penalty towards women
Egmont Palace, Europe room
Workshop
New technologies and the death penalty
Egmont Palace, Arenberg room
Training
UN advocacy: using the UPR and Treaty Bodies to advocate for abolition
Egmont Palace, Orange room
11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Roundtable
Reducing the scope of the death penalty
Egmont Palace, Europe room
Workshop
New strategies for abolition
Egmont Palace, Arenberg room
Training
Advocating for abolition with community and religious leaders
Egmont Palace, Orange room

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Egmont Palace, Europe room

Roundtable: The discriminatory application of the death penalty towards women

An introduction to the discriminatory nature of the death penalty in the case of women and to propose concrete ways to integrate this issue into the advocacy of abolitionists.

MODERATOR: Aurélie Plaçais, Director, World Coalition against the Death Penalty – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Delphine Lourtau, Executive Director, CornellCenter on the Death Penalty Worldwide – USA
  • Susan Kigula, witness – Uganda
  • Danthong Breen, Senior Advisor, Union for Civil Liberty - Thailand
  • Angela Uwandu, Head of Office, Avocats Sans Frontières France - Nigeria
  • Agnès Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

Workshop: New technologies and the death penalty

This session will provide an overview of the possibilities offered by new technologies, whether to convey a message or support the work of anti-death penalty organisations.

MODERATOR: Berhan Taye, Campaign coordinator, Access Now – USA

SPEAKERS:

  • Tom Waldron, Senior Vice President, The Hatcher Group - USA
  • Sarah Belal, Director, Justice Project Pakistan – Pakistan
  • Lesedi Bewlay, Light Touch Support Coordinator, The Engine Room - Botswana
  • Ludo van Staartstokken, System administrator, Tails – Netherlands

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Egmont Palace, Orange room

Training: UN advocacy: using the UPR and Treaty Bodies to advocate for abolition

How do the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Treaty Bodies operate? How can they be used effectively within the framework of advocating for abolition?

MODERATOR: Paul d'Auchamp, Deputy Regional Representative for Europe, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

SPEAKERS:

  • Anna-Karin Holmlund, Senior UN advocate, Amnesty International - United Kingdom
  • Mona M’Bikay, Executive Director, UPR-Info - Switzerland
  • Glenn Payot, UN advocacy Expert – Independent Consultant - France

11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Europe room

Roundtable: Reducing the scope of the death penalty

The death penalty continues to be applied for all kinds of offences despite a clear international legal framework. This session will explore strategic ways to reduce the scope of the death penalty in search of its total abolition.

MODERATOR: Aminata Niakate, Lawyer and ECPM Board member – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Shreya Rastogi, Founding member of Project 39A, National Law University Delhi – India
  • Naomi Lynton, Lawyer - Barbados
  • Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Director of Iran Human Rights - Norway
  • Andrew Khoo, Lawyer - Malaysia
  • Mohammad Musa Mahmodi, Executive Director, Independent Human Rights Commission - Afghanistan

11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

Workshop: New strategies for abolition

This interactive workshop will propose new strategies, taking into account the new trends and risks affecting the abolitionist movement.

MODERATOR: Emily Hutchinson, Program Manager, New Tactics for Human Rights - USA

SPEAKERS:

  • Chiara Sangiorgio, thematic Adviser, Amnesty International - United Kingdom
  • Hsin-Yi Lin, Director, Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty - Taiwan

11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Orange room

Training: Advocating for abolition with community and religious leaders

What arguments should be used to mobilise community and religious leaders in support of abolition? How should this dialogue be used when advocating for abolition?

MODERATOR: Guillaume Colin, Executive Director, FIACAT – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Jeanie Ollivierre, Training and public relations officer, SVG Human Rights Association - Saint Vincentand the Grenadines
  • Cheikh Barham Aboubacar, Chair of the Committee on intra and interfaith dialogue - Niger
  • Clifford Msiska, Director, Paralegal Advisory Service - Malawi
  • Salomon Nodjitoloum, Chair, ACAT Chad - Chad