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World Congress

on 5 November 2009

After Strasburg in 2001, Montreal in 2004 and Paris in 2007, Geneva will host the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty between February 24-26, 2010. Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) is organising the event in co-operation with the World Coalition and Switzerland.
The World Congresses against the death penalty gather hundreds of participants who unite to elaborate national, regional and international strategies towards universal abolition.
Participation to the Congress is free after an online registration procedure on ECPM’s website.
In Paris, the 3rd World Congress witnessed a record attendance, with over 150 speakers and 1 000 participants, including a large number of political leaders.

Reaching out to the UN and developing countries

In Geneva, a few months before a fresh moratorium vote in the United Nations General Assembly, the closeness to numerous international organisations will be an opportunity to attract the international diplomatic community, especially the participants to the session of the UN’s Human Rights Council.
Special emphasis is devoted to appeal to participants – civil society representatives, international law experts, political and institutional key actors, media etc. – coming from retentionist and developing countries.
Over three days, exchanges will take the form of plenary sessions, roundtables, workshops, exhibitions, festive evenings and official opening and closing ceremonies, as well as a final march to the United Nations.

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