Thursday, February 28

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

9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Plenary session
Abolition strategies: challenges and opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa
Egmont Palace, Europe 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
Death row prisoners and their families: assistance and support
Egmont Palace, Arenberg room
Training session
Committed journalists, key players in abolition
Egmont Palace, Blue room
(end at 1 pm)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Roundtable
How to prevent a resurgence of the death penalty?
Egmont Palace, Europe room
Workshop
Abolition generation: young people join the movement!
Egmont Palace, Arenberg room
Training session
Keys for preparing a funding proposal
Egmont Palace, Orange room

9.30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Egmont Palace, Europe room

Plenary session: Abolition strategies: challenges and opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

A number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have abolished the death penalty over the last few years. What challenges need to be overcome and strategies put in place to make Sub-Saharan Africa completely abolitionist?

MODERATOR: Doreen N Kyazze, Director, Sub-Saharan Office - Penal Reform International - Uganda

SPEAKERS:

  • Cheick Sako, Minister of Justice – Guinea
  • Urbain Yameogo, CIFDHA Executive Director – Burkina Faso
  • Maryann Njau-Kimani, Chair of the Taskforce on the review of the mandatory nature of the death penalty – Kenya
  • Mohamed Ali Mossaad, Director of the African Centre for Justice & Peace – Sudan
  • Raphaël Nyabirungu Mwene Songa, Professor and Lawyer - DRC

11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Europe room

Roundtable: Foreigners sentenced to death in the fight against terrorism

There is little information about foreigners sentenced to death on terrorism charges. In this context, how to engage countries on the situation of their nationals facing a death sentence or execution 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

11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

Workshop: Death row prisoners and their families: assistance and support

Individuals who have been acquitted and family members of people who have been executed or sentenced to death will share their needs and their projects with us. This will be followed by a discussion about the kinds of concrete support the abolitionist movement could provide.

MODERATOR: Sibel Agrali, Director,  Primo Levi care center - France

SPEAKERS:

  • Suzana Norlihan Alias, Advocate and Solicitor – Malaysia
  • Sohail Emmanuel, Investigator, Justice Project Pakistan - Pakistan
  • Ensaf Haidar, President and Co-founder, Raif Badawi foundation for freedom – Canada
  • Herman Lindsey, Board member, Witness To Innocence - USA

11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Blue room

Committed journalists, key players in abolition

The media coverage of efforts to move towards the abolition of the death penalty, but also of the particular stories of each person sentenced to death, have a strategic influence.

This practical training session will study real examples of the influence of the media in the perception of the death penalty by the population. It will provide the keys to becoming familiar with the theme of abolition and will suggest approaching the abolitionist cause from a journalist’s point of view.

SPEAKERS : 

  • Fatimata M’Baye – Chair of the Association Mauritanienne des droits de l’homme – Mauritania
  • Bérangère Portalier – Communications Manager, ECPM France
  • Alain Morvan – Reporter, Républicain Lorrain / Groupe Ebra France

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Europe room

Roundtable: How to prevent the resurgence of the death penalty?

What drives countries to reintroduce the death penalty and resume sentences or executions? Identifying potential action which could prevent such a resurgence.

MODERATOR: Nicolas Perron, Director of programs, ECPM – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Yuval Shany, Chair or the United Nations Human Rights Committee
  • Sandrine Dacga, Lawyer and member of the Cameroonian Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty - Cameroon
  • Karen Gomez-Dumpit, Commissioner, Philippines Human Rights Commission - Philippines
  • Fatimata M’Baye, President, Mauritanian Association of Human Rights – Mauritania

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Arenberg room

Workshop: Abolition generation: young people join the movement!

This workshop aims to give the floor to young people, encouraging them to take a stand against the death penalty and define how they would contribute to the abolitionist movement.

MODERATOR : Tanya Ghorra, Coordinator, Education on abolition, Lebanese association for civil rights – Lebanon

SPEAKERS :

  • Apollinaire Lenovo, Lawyer and President of Justice impartiale – Cameroon
  • Joseph Jovin, Winner of the competition Draw me abolition – Tanzania
  • Hajer Ben Naceur, Trainee lawyer and member of the Tunisian Organisation Against Torture - Tunisia
  • Aymane Aouidi, Steering Committee member, Moroccan Coalition against the death penalty – Morocco

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Egmont Palace, Orange room

Training: Keys for preparing a funding proposal

Through exercises, participants will learn to identify backers and obtain keys to prepare funding applications.

MODERATOR: Lilian Moreira, Political and Fundraising Officer, ECPM – France

SPEAKERS:

  • Sara Guillet, Independent Consultant – France
  • Başak Koyuncu, EU Funds Advisor  – Turke
  • Maria Orejas, Policy and Programmes Director, European Foundation Centre – Belgium