Friday, March 1

The World March for Abolition

5.30pm - Brussels streets

The World March for Abolition, a real highlight of the World Congresses against the Death Penalty, traditionally completes this political and activist gathering. For the first time, ECPM is organising a night march that will illuminate the historic centre of Brussels with our conviction that justice must not kill!

Alongside important figures in the abolitionist movement, many of us are celebrating these four days of activism outside the walls and proudly wearing the colours of our commitment alongside the people of Brussels.


Where and when?

Following the official closing ceremony in BOZAR, follow us to join other local civil society actors for this unique event.

See you on Friday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m., at the summit of Mont des Arts.



ECPM will provide the appropriate equipment to ensure the visibility of the event. Also remember to take your "Hand of Abolition" included in the congress kit that will be distributed to you at the Opening Ceremony, and post loudly our call to action: "Abolition Now!"

Projection cycle

Morning - Egmont Palace Library


9 am : Guilty, Matthew Sleeth and Maggie Miles
82' - Reprieve Australian - English

The documentary recounts the last days of Myuran Sukumaran, a criminal sentenced to death who became an artist. The cold preparation of Myuran's final hours thus contrasts with his indomitable spirit that drives him to create his most intense paintings, shortly before being shot by an Indonesian firing squad.

The screening will be followed by a discussion in English: "How art leads to resilience".


  • Maggie Miles (producer)
  • Matthew Sleeth (director) (to be confirmed)
  • Julian McMahon (President of Reprieve Australia)
  • Ndume Olatushani (former death row inmate, United States)


11:30 am : Serge Atlaoui, Sentenced to death, Christine Tournadre
60' - French with English subtitles

The life of Serge and Sabine Atlaoui changed in November 2005, with Serge's arrest while on a maintenance mission in a factory in Jakarta. This one was used as a cover for ecstasy trafficking. A few months later, he was sentenced to death.

The screening will be followed by a discussion in French: "Serge Atlaoui, current situation and issues".


  • Sabine Atlaoui (wife of Serge Atlaoui)
  • Richard Sédillot (lawyer for Serge Atlaoui and ECPM spokesperson)

Signing session

11am to 12am - Bookstore stand of the Abolition Village

  • Antoinette Chahine for Crimes d’innocence (éd. Dar An-Nahar)
  • Marie Gloris Bardiaux-Vaïente for La Guillotine (éd. Eidola) and L’Abolition. Le combat de Robert Badinter (éd. Glénat)
  • Geneviève Donadini for Le Procès Ranucci. Témoignage d’un juré d’assises (éd. L’Harmattan)