World Coalition Steering Committee member

Syndicat national des agents de la formation et de l’éducation du Niger (SYNAFEN)

SYNAFEN is the national labour union for training and education professionals in Niger.
Its main mission is to defend its members’ material and moral interests.
However, it is also engaged in the promotion of human rights and democracy by educational means.
In 2009, on the occasion of the 7th World Day Against the Death Penalty, SYNAFEN organised a round table on capital punishment with leading members of Niger’s civil society.

Date founded


Structure type

Bar Association             

World Coalition Steering Committee member

Contact informations

, porte n°312 vers la clinique Rayoua Koira Kano, Rue KK85
00227 Niamey
Phone +227 21 79 33 50
Fax +227 20 33 05 12



The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

on 21 August 2021


NGO report

World Coalition

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

More details See the document

The signatory organizations are convinced that the death penalty is incompatible with the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which is a peremptory norm of international law (jus cogens) and should thus be abolished. The death penalty is only tolerated by international law and standards to the extent that it may only be imposed for the most serious crimes and applied in a way that causes the least possible suffering. However, the signatory organizations believe that from the sentencing to the execution, the death penalty inevitably causes physical harm and psychological suffering amounting to torture or ill-treatments.

The present position paper documents the extent to which international and regional organisation have already recognised a violation of the absolution prohibitionof torture in the application and imposition of the death penalty.