The speakers’ interventions

Name of the debate

Medias at disposal

Plenary session: Business and the death penalty

Abolition strategies: challenges and opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Roundtable: Foreigners sentenced to death in the fight against terrorism

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

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

  • Ensaf Haidar, President and Co-founder, Raif Badawi foundation for freedom – Canada Intervention

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

  • Yuval Shany, Chair or the United Nations Human Rights Committee Powerpoint
  • Sandrine Dacga, Lawyer and member of the Cameroonian Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty – Cameroon  Powerpoint
  • Powerpoint  Intervention
  • Fatimata M’Baye, President, Mauritanian Association of Human Rights – Mauritania  Intervention

Workshop: Abolition generation: young people join the movement!

  • Apollinaire Lenovo, Lawyer and President of Justice impartiale – Cameroon  Powerpoint
  • Hajer Ben Naceur, Trainee lawyer and member of the Tunisian Organisation Against Torture – Tunisia  Powerpoint
  • Aymane Aouidi, Steering Committee member, Moroccan Coalition against the death penalty – Morocco  Powerpoint

Training: Keys for preparing a funding proposal

  • Maria Orejas, Policy and Programmes Director, European Foundation Centre – Belgium  Powerpoint

Roundtable: The discriminatory application of the death penalty towards women

  • Delphine Lourtau, Executive Director, CornellCenter on the Death Penalty Worldwide – USA Powerpoint
  • Susan Kigula, witness – Uganda
  • Danthong Breen, Senior Advisor, Union for Civil Liberty – Thailand  Intervention
  • Angela Uwandu, Head of Office, Avocats Sans Frontières France – Nigeria  Presentation   Powerpoint

Workshop: New technologies and the death penalty

  • Tom Waldron, Senior Vice President, The Hatcher Group – USA Powerpoint
  • Sarah Belal, Director, Justice Project Pakistan – Pakistan  Powerpoint
  • Lesedi Bewlay, Light Touch Support Coordinator, The Engine Room – Botswana  Powerpoint

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


Roundtable: Reducing the scope of the death penalty

  • Shreya Rastogi, Founding member of Project 39A, National Law University Delhi – India  Powerpoint
  • Naomi Lynton, Lawyer – Barbados  Presentation
  • Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Director of Iran Human Rights – Norway Powerpoint
  • Andrew Khoo, Lawyer – Malaysia  Powerpoint
  • Mohammad Musa Mahmodi, Executive Director, Independent Human Rights Commission – Afghanistan  Powerpoint

Workshop: New strategies for abolition


  • Chiara Sangiorgio, thematic Adviser, Amnesty International – United Kingdom  Intervention
  • Hsin-Yi Lin, Director, Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty – Taiwan  Powerpoint

Training: Advocating for abolition with community and religious leaders

  • Jeanie Ollivierre (absent), Training and public relations officer, SVG Human Rights Association – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Powerpoint Intervention