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Participants split into groups working on research practical exercises. Copyright World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, November 2022.

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Advocacy Seminar Held in Berlin for French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa Members

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 26 January 2023

In the margins of the 8th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, member organizations of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (World Coalition) and FIACAT’s African ACATs (Féderation international des Action des Chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture) met in Berlin, Germany for an advocacy seminar.

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Benin

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Guinea

Madagascar

Mali

Niger

Senegal

Togo

Zambia is the 25th African State to Abolish the Death Penalty

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Zambia is the 25th African State to Abolish the Death Penalty

By Bronwyn Dudley, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 6 January 2023

On 23 December 2022, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema signed into law Penal Code (Amendment) Bill number 25, which bans the death penalty and the offence of criminal defamation of the president.

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Zambia

73rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights: In- Person, Advocating Against the Death Penalty

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73rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights: In- Person, Advocating Against the Death Penalty

By Bronwyn Dudley & Connie Numbi, on 16 December 2022

After nearly 3 years, the ACHPR (African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights) met in-person in Banjul, The Gambia to hold their 73rd Ordinary Session from 21st  October – 10th  November 2022. 

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World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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The 8th World Congress reaffirms the importance of gender-based discussions

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 16 December 2022

The 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty highlighted the intersectional discrimination that women face in the judicial process leading to the death penalty, making visible one facet of the links between the death penalty and gender discrimination.

Gender

how Malaysian politics has shaped the death penalty as our country knows it today

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Malaysia and the Politics Behind the Death Penalty: A Tumultuous Relationship. 

By Michelle Chew, on 24 October 2022

On 6 October 2022, the Malaysian government tabled bills abolishing the mandatory death penalty.

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Malaysia

Trend Towards Abolition

UN Human Rights Council

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Abolition of the death penalty at the United Nations Human Rights Council 51st session

By World coalition against the death penalty, on 24 October 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Council met for its 51st regular session from September 12 to October 7, 2022. If you missed it, here is what happened regarding the abolition of the death penalty!

Trend Towards Abolition

Abolition Africa

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Africa : 3 abolitions of the death penalty in one year

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 20 October 2022

After Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea has adopted a new Penal Code that abolishes the death penalty for ordinary crimes.

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Central African Republic

Equatorial Guinea

Sierra Leone

intersectionality

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Joint statement on the death penalty and human rights of women and LGBTQIA+ individuals

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 10 October 2022

20th World Day against the Death Penalty On this 20th anniversary of the World Day Against the Death Penalty dedicated to the link between torture and the use of the death penalty and in continuation of the 2021 World Day Against the Death Penalty dedicated to women facing capital punishment, sentenced to death, executed, pardoned […]

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Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Death Row Conditions 

Fair Trial

Women

Iran's flag

Article(s)

Statement of international solidarity with the families of people sentenced to death in Iran

By The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 15 September 2022

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty express its solidarity with the families and relatives of people who are sentenced to death in Iran and with the civil society organizations supporting them.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

mid term 2022

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Mid-terms: A first half of 2022 rich in abolitions

By the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 13 September 2022

The first six months of 2022 have been rich for the abolitionist community with two new abolitionist countries and a new ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. However, some countries continue to use the death penalty and there […]

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