The fight for universal abolition continues on

Two months have passed since the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty. To follow the latest news on the death penalty, visit the ECPM website at In the meantime, we leave you with some of the words formulated by the participants of the 7th World Congress via our online satisfaction questionnaire. Thank you […]

The speakers’ interventions

Name of the debate Medias at disposal Plenary session: Business and the death penalty Video message : Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Founder of Virgin Group – United Kingdom Message vidéo  /  Retranscription  Carleen Pickard, Ethical Campaigns Specialist, LUSH Cosmetics – Canada Vidéo Lush / Powerpoint  / Retranscription  Nadia Benhida, Executive Director, Zino Mar – Morocco Intervention Emmanuel Oudar, CEO, […]

UN Special Rapporteurs, Parliamentarians, NHRIs, Bars: read the joint statements of the 7th World Congress

A key event for abolitionists from all over the world, this 7th Congress was a unique opportunity to bring together and bring together strategic and decision-making forces ready to advance the fight for universal abolition. UN Special Rapporteurs, parliamentarians, NHRIs, Bars: together they have made commitments; here they are.   JOINT STATEMENT OF UN INDEPENDENT […]

Figures of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Thank you all for attending the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels!  This year, we were 1500 participants (politicians, lawyers, researchers and activists) to share a programme that has never been so dense: 4 days, 2 official ceremonies, 35 debates, round tables and workshops, 2 plenary sessions, 7 film screenings, 4 cultural evenings, 5 exhibitions… We summarize this in […]

Final declaration of the 7thWorld Congress Against the Death Penalty

> Download the Final Declaration in PDF < FINAL DECLARATION – 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty Brussels, 1st March 2019 We, The participants of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, organized in Brussels from February 26 to March 1st, 2019, by the organization Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM) under […]

“There is no justice in death” – voices from the opening of the 7th World Congress

Today was the day of the official opening of the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. Next to making clear that global abolition of the death penalty is the ultimate goal, the official opening also foresaw several important announcements. (Photo © Christophe Meireis) Cheick Sako, […]

1 March : see the programme of the day

Descriptions of the day’s events can be found under the timetable table. Find information on how to get to the Congress venues on the Useful Information page. 9 am – Egmont Palace Library Projection cycle Guilty, Matthew Sleeth and Maggie Miles 82′ – Reprieve Australian – English The documentary recounts the last days of Myuran Sukumaran, a criminal sentenced […]