Armenia and Angola Commit to Irreversible Abolition
By Aurelie Placais, on 4 October 2019
Following the United Nations Treaty Event in New York, two more states have committed to irreversible abolition of the death penalty by signing and ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (OP2-ICCPR). The Protocol was highlighted by the United Nations […]
The death penalty at the heart of ACHPR debates
on 18 May 2012
The 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) was held in Banjul from April 18 to May 2, 2012. During the session, the Commission presented its “Study on the question of the death penalty in Africa” prepared by the Working Group on the death penalty of the ACHPR.
Ratification of abolition treaties gathers pace in 2012
By Aurelie Placais, on 20 March 2012
The ratification campaign for the international protocols on the death penalty is on a roll with three new ratifications since January.
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
World Coalition hands 5 million signatures over to the UN
on 1 November 2007
The President of UN General Assembly is to receive 5 million signatures calling for a moratorium on executions collected worldwide by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.