By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 3 October 2016
Take action now!
The 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty is an excellent opportunity to publicly oppose the use of this inhumane punishment and to support those who are fighting for its abolition all over the world.
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> Why some victims of terrorism are against the death penalty? To know more, read and share their Stories
> Parliamentarians are essential in furthering the process of abolition: Read and use our Factsheet for Parliamentarians to get in touch with your Mp’s
> Share the video : Death Penalty does not Deter Terrorism
> Click on the map to check the events near you and browse the schedule below to find out what is happening in your country:
While the death penalty remains, persons with mental disabilities are at risk of being sentenced to death and executed in breach of international standards. This briefing paper provides concrete examples of what can be done to address this risk, including by ensuring that all states have laws that embed international protections in their domestic legislation and by extending protection to those with [serious] mental illness not covered by existing proscriptions against executing persons affected by “insanity”.
Mental Illness, Intellectual Disability,
This resource is for parlamentarians around the globe, currently working or thinking of working for the abolition of the death penalty. It is intended to provide some of the key arguments for abolition based on a series of case studies, showing how abolition has been achieved around the world. It is provided with an arguments section as well as with specific case studies based on countries that have either achieved abolition or have managed to achieve one of the intermediate steps toward abolition.