NGO report

The Death Penalty in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: protagonists, arguments and strategies

By Franck Gorchs-Chacou / Caroline Sculier / World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 1 January 2008

Focusing in particular on four of the region’s countries – Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda –, this research work aspires to become a practical tool for Great Lakes’ activists: after describing the state of play of the death penalty in the region, it examines the factors arguing in favour of its abolition and suggests strategies for individual and collective action.