NGO report

Fighting Against the Death Penalty in the Arab World

By Mona Chamass / World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2010

This report has three broad sections. the first sets out the state of play of this issue in the 22 countries concerned. As well as the latest political developments, it examines the various national, regional and international protagonists. Particular attention has been paid to seven countries: Algeria, Jordan, lebanon, Morocco and tunisia in view of their legal progress towards abolition; and Egypt and Yemen for the energy of their abolitionist players. The second section identifies and analyses the relevant arguments against use of the death penalty, including the religious argument. Finally, the last section discusses the outlook for the future and suggests action and recommendations to strengthen the abolitionist movement. the report’s main aim is to encourage regional and sub-regional currents.