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Ending the Death Penalty in Africa

on 10 June 2022

The African continent is part of the international movement towards universal abolition. In 1990, only one country, Cap Verde, had abolished the death penalty. Today, out of the 55 African Union member States, 25 have abolished the death penalty in law, 15 are applying a long-term moratorium on executions while 15 retain capital punishment. Most […]

2022

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

20th World Day Against the Death Penalty - Death penalty: a road paved with torture

20th World Day Against the Death Penalty – Death penalty: a road paved with torture

on 10 June 2022

As the 20th World Day Against the Death Penalty is marked around the world, now is a time to consider and celebrate the gains the abolitionist movement has made over the past 20 years. Now, more than ever, abolitionist actors need to continue working towards the complete abolition of the death penalty worldwide, for all […]

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Death Row Conditions 

Endorse the United Nations Protocol to Abolish Death Penalty

Just One More Step: Ratifying International and Regional Protocols

on 28 March 2022

As of 28 March 2022, 90 of the 173 States parties to the ICCPR have ratified or acceded to its Second Optional Protocol aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, most recently Kazakhstan (24 March 2022), Armenia (18 March 2021), Angola (2 October 2019) and the State of Palestine (18 March 2019).

2022

Armenia

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Congo

Côte d'Ivoire

Fiji

Guinea

Kazakhstan

Marshall Islands

Suriname

19th World day against the death penalty -Women sentenced to death: an invisible reality

19th World Day Against the Death Penalty – Women and the death penalty, an invisible reality

on 10 June 2021

On 10 October 2021, the World Day will be dedicated to women who risk being sentenced to death, who have received a death sentence, who have been executed, and to those who have had their death sentences commuted, exonerated, or pardoned.

2021

Women

Moratorium poster

Helping the World Achieve a Moratorium on Executions

on 20 October 2020

In 2007, the World Coalition made one of the most important decisions in its young history: to support the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a step towards universal abolition. A moratorium is temporary suspension of executions and, more rarely, of death sentences. […]

2020

18th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Access to Counsel – A Matter of Life or Death

on 18 September 2020

Without access to effective legal representation during arrest, detention, trial and post-trial, due process cannot be guaranteed. In a capital case, the consequences that can arise from a lack of effective legal representation can be nothing less than the difference between life and death. On the national and international levels, the right to legal representation […]

2020

Public Opinion