Dear abolitionist friends,
A year that ends with unprecedented support for the UN Resolution for a moratorium on the application of the death penalty (121 votes in favour, 35 against, 32 abstentions and 5 absent countries) and good abolitionist prospects for 2019: the constitutionalization of abolition in Burkina Faso, the abolitionist debate opened in Malaysia, and many other opportunities. That is why the World Congress against the Death Penalty in Brussels (26 Feb-1st March 2019) will be an essentiel gathering, in just 4 weeks!
So register now, mark the date on your agenda and book your tickets, because together we will be able to build the abolitionist strategies of tomorrow.
This edition will focus on the follow-up of the debates held at the Abidjan Regional Congress in 2018 on the situation in Africa, as well as on innovations. Thus, we will ask, in a new way, the international actors of the business world about the actions undertaken by the private sector to go towards abolition of the death penalty.
ECPM wishes you a very good start to 2019,
Executive Director ECPM
An academic programme at its peak
An impressive cultural programme : a week of cultural events on the death penalty
Delegates and visitors from Brussels are invited to attend this cultural programme, adapted to young people, professionals, convinced abolitionists and those who could become so!
Interview : Gérard Dubois, an artistic approach to the death penalty
News of the abolition
Malaysia [VIDEO] : a country’s model path to abolition
Take a look behind the scenes of this exceptional year for Malaysia, which has been encouraged to continue on its path to abolition by ECPM and its partners, ADPAN (Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network) and PGA (Parliamentarians for Global Action).
MORATORIUM: 121 countries voted for a universal moratorium
ECPM welcomes the adoption of this resolution by a record number of states: on December 17, at the vote of the UN General Assembly, 121 countries voted for a universal moratorium, confirming the global trend in favor of the abolition of the death penalty.
Read the press release
MOROCCO: Review of the General Assembly of the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty
“With perseverance and the development of a culture of peace, we can work together to move towards the abolition of the death penalty,” said Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohammed Aujjar, at the General Assembly of the Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty, in partnership with the Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights OMDH and ECPM.
Read the article on the website of the Moroccan abolitionist movement
- 29 January 2019: 1st press conference of the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty at the Press Club in Brussels
- 26 February to 1 March 2019: 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels
- 25 February to 22 March 2019: 40th session of the Human Rights Council