They confirmed their presence at the Congress…

HONORARY PRESIDENT OF ECPM

  • Robert Badinter, former Minister of Justice of the Republic of France who abolished the death penalty in France in 1981, former President of the Constitutional Council

POLITICAL FIGURES

  • Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
  • Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vicepresident of the European Commission
  • Cecilia Malström, European Union Commissioner for Trade
  • Neven Mimica, European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
  • Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Marise Payne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Nicola Renzi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of San Marino
  • Cheick Sako, Minister of State, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Guinea
  • Bessolé René Bagoro, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion of Burkina Faso
  • Mohammed Aujjar, Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Abubacarr M. Tambadou, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of the Gambia
  • Salim Jreissati, Minister of Justice in the caretaker government of Lebanon
  • Flavien Mbata, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Central African Republic
  • Datuk Liew Vui Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Judicial Affairs of Malaysia
  • Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation
  • Audun Halvorsen, State Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway
  • Maryann Njau-Kimani, Chair of the Kenya Task Force looking at the parameters of ensuring that the judgment on the non-mandatory nature of the death penalty is implanted
  • Aramis Ayala, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, USA

 

UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS

  • Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, United Nations
  • Agnès Callamard, Special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, United Nations
  • Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, United Nations
  • Anaïs Marin, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, United Nations
  • Javaid Rehman, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, United Nations

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • Navanethem Pillay, President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty
  • Maya Sahli-Fadel, Commissioner and member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • Rémy Ngoy Lumbu, Commissioner and member of the Working Group on the Death Penalty of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

SAKHAROV AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZES LAUREATES

  • Ensaf Haidar, wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, laureate of the 2015 Sakharov Prize
  • Jamel M’Sallem, President of the Tunisian League for Human Rights – Founding organisation of the National Dialogue Quartet, laureate of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Shirin Ebadi, judge, laureate of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo : Robert Badinter, photographed for the exhibition “Portraits of Abolition” © Christophe Meireis / 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty