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Program of the 18 June 2021 General Assembly

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 15 June 2021

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2021

Juveniles

Women

Document(s)

2021 General Assembly of the World coalition against the death penalty – Program

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 15 June 2021


World Coalition

Juveniles

Women

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Document(s)

No one is spared – The widespread use of the death penalty in Iran

By League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran, on 5 November 2020


2020

Drug Offenses

Fair Trial

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Women


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  • Themes list Drug Offenses / Fair Trial / Juveniles / Women

Article(s)

Saudi Arabia Reviews Death Sentences Issues Against Children

By Louis Linel, on 1 September 2020

According to the Saudi Human Rights Commission, the death sentence issued against Ali al-Nimr, Dawoud al-Marhoun and Abdullah al-Zaher will be reviewed in accordance with reforms decreed in the Kingdom in April on juvenile criminal justice.

2020

Juveniles

Saudi Arabia

Article(s)

Loopholes in Saudi promise to end death sentences against children

on 6 May 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission has announced that children are no longer eligible for the death penalty in the Kingdom. Citing a royal decree, the commission stated that anyone convicted of crimes that took place while they were under the age of 18 will face a maximum punishment of ten years in juvenile detention.

2020

Juveniles

Saudi Arabia

Article(s)

Children and the death penalty in Sub-Saharan Africa: NGO Forum and the 65th ACHPR Session

By Connie Numbi and Bronwyn Dudley, on 9 December 2019

The NGO Forum and the subsequent 65th ACHPR Session (African Commission on Human and People’s Rights) was held in Banjul, the Gambia from 17th October to the 10 November 2019.

2019

Juveniles

Article(s)

Child rights highlighted on the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty

By Dinda Royhan, Majdoulin Sendadi, on 25 November 2019

On 10 October 2019, we celebrated the 17th World Day against the Death Penalty with various activities aimed to raise awareness on the death penalty and children as its unseen victims. Abolitionist forces in the two continents that gather most retentionist countries, Africa and Asia, were particularly active in raising awareness on the necessity to abolish the death penalty and its impacts on children this year.Through conferences, meetings, exhibitions, art installations, prison visits, radio broadcasts, flash mobs, dances and many other kinds of events, abolitionist forces in every continent took action to raise awareness about the use of death penalty in their national jurisdiction. The death penalty not only violates the fundamental right to life, but it also impacts the rights of children when the State sentences or executes a parent and has been found to have a long-term impact on the child’s best interest.

2019

Juveniles

Article(s)

The Rights of Children Whose Parents Are Sentenced to Death – The Case of Tunisia

By Lisa Borden, volunteer with The Advocates for Human Rights, on 30 October 2019

I joined Bronwyn Dudley of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and Choukri Latif of the Coalition tunissiene contre la peine de mort (a Tunisian anti-death penalty NGO), to address the committee regarding Tunisia’s failure to implement the rights of children whose parents have been sentenced to death or were executed.

2019

Juveniles

Tunisia

Article(s)

Take Action for World Day 2019!

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 October 2019

Check what you can do for the 10th October. Browse the calendar of events and the interactive map to prepare and promote the events planned around the world on the big day.

2019

Juveniles

Article(s)

7th World Congress – The rights of children of parents sentenced to death

By Louis Linel, on 8 April 2019

This 10th October, the World Coalition will celebrate the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty, which is focused on the rights of children whose parents are sentenced to death or executed. In time for the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, this year’s theme serves as a reminder that the death penalty constitutes a widespread violation of human rights, impacting even those unseen victims. Let’s look back at how this theme was discussed and addressed during the 7th World Congress.

2019

Juveniles

Article(s)

Civil society steps up against the end of a 60-year moratorium in the Maldives.

By Lorène du Crest, on 21 March 2017

Since the November 2013 elections, the Maldives have been moving towards the adoption of severe legal measures. On April, 27th 2014, the government decided to put an end to a 60-year moratorium.The civil society of Maldives is mobilizing against this worrying situation.

2017

Fair Trial

Juveniles

Maldives

Moratorium

Article(s)

World Coalition members share knowledge on UN advocacy

By Asil Abuassba (The Advocates for Human Rights), on 19 February 2015

Asil Abuassba, a Palestinian intern with World Coalition member organisation The Advocates for Human Rights, attended a training session to help global activists submit reports on the death penalty situation in their countries to UN bodies.

2015

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Death Row Conditions 

Fair Trial

Innocence

Intellectual Disability

Juveniles

Mental Illness

Article(s)

Improved access to unique global death penalty library

By Thomas Hubert, on 10 July 2014

The World Coalition has redesigned its online library to help visitors find the documents they need in its multilingual database of resources and campaigning tools on capital punishment.

2014

Clemency

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Death Row Conditions 

Drug Offenses

Fair Trial

Innocence

Intellectual Disability

Juveniles

Legal Representation

Mental Illness

Moratorium

Murder Victims' Families

Public Opinion 

Terrorism

Women

Article(s)

West African court finds against Nigeria in abusive capital cases

on 3 July 2014

The ECOWAS Court has upheld the rights of death row detainees following litigation by World Coalition member organisation ASF France and Nigerian human rights defedenders.

2014

Juveniles

Nigeria

Nigeria

Article(s)

Iran executes four juvenile offenders in one week

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 28 April 2014

The increased number of prisoners executed for offences committed before they turned 18 is in clear violation of Iran’s international commitments, the World Coalition says in the statement below.

2014

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Article(s)

Children of people sentenced to death attract the UN’s attention

By Léa Macarez, on 19 September 2013

The UN Human Rights Council brought together representatives from civil society, States and the UN itself to discuss the rights of children whose parents are sentenced to death or executed.

2013

Juveniles

Article(s)

Small progress against the execution of minors

By Tiziana Trotta, on 14 June 2013

These are merely the very first steps down the road, but Iran, Sudan and Yemen, the only countries to apply the death penalty on juvelines along with Saudi Arabia, have just made some small progress on the issue.

2013

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Sudan

Yemen

Article(s)

“Look at us with a merciful eye”

By Human Rights Watch, on 5 March 2013

Human Rights Watch is launching a 30-page report on juvenile offenders awaiting execution on Yemen’s death row.

2013

Juveniles

Yemen

Yemen

Article(s)

World’s nations call for execution freeze

By Maria Donatelli, on 20 December 2012

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty welcomes the adoption by a growing number of United Nations member States of a fourth resolution calling for a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

2012

Bahrain

Central African Republic

Chad

Dominica

Juveniles

Maldives

Moratorium

Oman

Papua New Guinea

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Tunisia

Women

Article(s)

Highest execution numbers in Iran in 10 years

By Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, on 13 March 2012

Iran Human Rights has published its annual report on the death penalty in Iran in 2011. IHR’s international spokesperson Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam says the Iranian authorities are keeping the number of executions high because they use the death penalty as a political tool.

2012

Drug Offenses

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Women

Article(s)

Amnesty 2010 stats: retentionist countries increasingly isolated

on 28 March 2011

Countries which continue to use the death penalty are being left increasingly isolated following a decade of progress towards abolition, Amnesty International has said in its new report Death Sentences and Executions in 2010.

2011

China

Drug Offenses

Egypt

Fair Trial

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Libya

Malaysia

Moratorium

Pakistan

Sudan

Thailand

United Arab Emirates

United States

Yemen

Article(s)

CURE Conference weighs in on Nigeria death penalty debate

on 8 March 2011

World Coalition member International Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) held its 5th International Conference from 21-24 February, 2011, in Abuja, Nigeria.

2011

Death Row Conditions 

Juveniles

Legal Representation

Nigeria

Nigeria

Article(s)

Outrage as Iran’s execution figures explode

on 12 February 2011

Iran hanged 121 people in six weeks between 20 December 2010 and 31 January 2011, many of them after unfair trails and for crimes that did not result in a person’s death.

2011

Drug Offenses

Fair Trial

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Moratorium

Article(s)

Strong support for US abolitionists on World Day

on 11 October 2010

On 10.10.10, the 8th World Day against the Death Penalty focused on ending the use of the death penalty in the United States of America. Since 2003, abolitionists have taken actions all over the world every 10 October to raise awareness and opposition to the death penalty.

2010

Juveniles

Mental Illness

Public Opinion 

United States

Article(s)

World Coalition takes part in UN death penalty report launch

on 30 May 2010

The World Coalition held a side event to accompany the presentation of the 8th Quinquennial Report of the UN Secretary General on capital punishment in Vienna on May 19.

2010

Death Row Conditions 

Innocence

Juveniles

Legal Representation

Article(s)

UAE use of death penalty raises “grave concerns”

on 7 May 2010

In a letter to the United Arab Emirates’ justice minister, the World Coalition denounced the growing number of death sentences handed down in the country, especially after unfair trials or against juvenile offenders.

2010

Fair Trial

Juveniles

United Arab Emirates

Article(s)

Universal abolition will happen when four key countries change sides

on 28 February 2010

The US, Iran, China and Japan hold a strategic cultural or geographic position, but the road to abolition remains blocked in those countries.

2010

China

Death Row Conditions 

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Japan

Juveniles

Switzerland

United States

Article(s)

Protecting vulnerable groups from the death penalty

on 24 February 2010

Juveniles and the mentally ill face a higher risk of falling victims to the death penalty. Abolitionists and activists defending their rights have teamed up to highlight this situation.

2010

Drug Offenses

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Mental Illness

Switzerland

Women

Article(s)

FIACAT: abolition “is part of the mission of the Churches”

on 16 December 2009

Days before the major Christian festival of Christmas, the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture reaffirmed its Gospel-inspired opposition to the death penalty.

2009

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Saudi Arabia

Sudan

Yemen

Article(s)

Iran ignores nearly 100,000 signatures against child executions

on 23 November 2009

The World Coalition delegation carrying 90,708 signatures against juvenile executions in the world was not admitted to the embassies of Iran and Saudi Arabia, in contrast to those of Sudan and Yemen.

2009

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Sudan

Article(s)

African Great Lakes Coalition gets stronger

on 6 November 2009

The group, which brings together more than 30 member organisations from four countries, established itself as a formal body and launched its website on World Day Against the Death Penalty.

2009

Burundi

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Juveniles

Rwanda

Uganda

Article(s)

Global outrage at Iranian juvenile execution

on 6 May 2009

Human rights organisations and governments worldwide have slammed the Iranian authorities for the illegal execution of Delara Darabi, a young woman convicted of a murder committed when she was 17.

2009

Innocence

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Article(s)

Saudi Arabia slammed over child executions, discrimination

on 21 February 2009

United Nations agencies, governments and NGOs criticised Saudi Arabia’s death penalty record at the UN’s universal periodic review of human rights.

2009

Juveniles

Saudi Arabia

Article(s)

Saudi Arabia: why are foreigners losing their heads?

on 26 March 2008

Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan servant sentenced to death by a Saudi court, is facing decapitation. ACAT-France and ECPM have joined forces to defend poor immigrants at risk of capital punishment in Saudi Arabia.

2008

Fair Trial

Juveniles

Legal Representation

Saudi Arabia

Women

Article(s)

The difficult struggle facing Iran’s abolitionists

on 3 September 2007

Iran has taken a dreadful step in the wrong direction in the summer of 2007, through a combination of an increase in executions and the repression of activists opposed to the death penalty.

2007

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Legal Representation

Public Opinion 

Article(s)

Human Rights and the Death Penalty in Iran

on 19 June 2007

A gathering has taken place in Geneva on June 11, 2007 to protest against human rights violations in Iran. On the initiative of Human Rights in Iran, this demonstration was supported by Hands Off Caïn, the International Committee against Torture, Rights & Democracy, and the Canadian Center for the Victims of Torture (CCVT), among others.

2007

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Women