5th World Congress Against the Death Penalty


By Thomas Hubert & Tiziana Trotta, on 27 June 2013

The World Coalition and its members have taken part in the preparation of the Congress’s academic programme. Read more below about key issues debated by the participants.

Frontline regions in the fight against the death penalty:

Video testimonies from around the world:

  • “Love and compassion” rather than the death penalty – Murder victim’s grandson
  • India executions are politically motivated – Navkiran Singh
  • UN rapporteur alarmed by death penalty situation in Iran
  • Belarusian activist Valentin Stefanovic

Focus on defence lawyers:

Strategies and tactics to further the abolitionist cause:

During the Congress, the World Coalition also elected new decision-making bodies.

The 5th World Congress was organised by the French association Ensemble contre la peine de mort (Together Against the Death Penalty – ECPM) under the sponsorship of Spain, Norway, Switzerland and France and in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty was also financially supported by the European Union, the International Organization of the Francophonie, the Governments of Germany, Sweden, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, the Principality of Monaco, the Paris Bar-Solidarity Fund and the Ile de France region.



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