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
Foreigners sentenced to death in the fight against terrorism
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
Roundtable: The discriminatory application of the death penalty towards women

1 March 2019 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Egmont Palace, Europe room

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
  • Khadija Amrir, witness - Morocco
  • 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*

 

Workshop: New technologies and the death penalty

1 March 2019 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

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

 

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

1 March 2019 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Egmont Palace, Orange room

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

 

Roundtable: Foreigners sentenced to death in the fight against terrorism

1 March 2019 – 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. – Egmont Palace, Europe room

Information about death sentences applied to foreigners within the framework of combating terrorism is incomplete. In this context, how to engage countries on the situation of their citizens sentenced or facing the death penalty overseas?

MODERATOR: Raphaël Chenuil-Hazan, Executive Director, ECPM – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
  • James Connell, Learned Counsel, Military Commissions Defense Organization – USA
  • Hédi Yahmed, Journalist – Tunisia
  • Martin Pradel, Lawyer – France

 

Workshop: New strategies for abolition

1 March 2019 – 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. – Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

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

 

Training: Advocating for abolition with community and religious leaders

1 March 2019 – 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. – EGMONT Palace, Orange room

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