Commitment of youth to universal abolition
By Lorène du Crest, on 20 April 2017
On Tuesday, April 18th 2017, Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) held an award ceremony at the City Hall of Paris for their “Educational Project on Human Rights and the Abolition of the Death Penalty”.
Closing ceremony of the project « My pencil for abolition » at the French Ministry of foreign affairs
By Marion Gauer, on 27 May 2016
On May 23rd, 2016, the closing ceremony of the project “My pencil for abolition” took place at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This project was organized by the team of “Educating and Raising Awareness on Abolition” in the association Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM): it consisted in involving a few middle and high school’s classes, from Lorraine, Belfort and the Parisian region, in the elaboration of articles and cartoons in order to create a magazine committed to the abolition of the death penalty, known as the Abolition Mag.
International support for abolition is continuing to grow – foreign ministers
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 9 October 2015
The Declaration signed by 18 Foreign Ministers from different world regions, including several that are still on a path towards abolition of the death penalty, brings one common message: International support for abolition is continuing to grow, driven by an increasing awareness of the death penalty’s inherent risks and shortcomings.
Morocco’s death penalty takes centre stage at Marrakesh forum
By Thomas Hubert (in Marrakesh, Morocco), on 28 November 2014
Debates on the abolition of the death penalty at the World Human Rights Forum have highlighted the situation in the host country among the major fronts in the abolitionist struggle.
World Coalition participates in Marrakesh Human Rights Forum
By Thomas Hubert (in Marrakesh, Morocco), on 27 November 2014
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is taking an active part in the World Human Rights Forum in Marrakesh until November 29 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
French youth event emboldens next abolitionist generation
By Bronwyn Dudley, on 22 October 2014
The testimony of an exonerated death row prisoners helped international students overcome initial awkwardness and launch into passionate debates at the invitation of Paris-based organisations on World Day Against the Death Penalty.
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Publishing the final words of the executed to restore their humanity
By Thomas Hubert, on 16 October 2014
Publisher Joshua Herman and photographer Marc Asnin want to issue thousands of American schools with a book presenting the final statements of executed prisoners in an attempt to remind supporters and opponents of the death penalty alike that it targets human beings.
New Hampshire one vote short of abolition
By Emile Carreau, on 25 April 2014
A bill to repeal the death penalty in the US state of New Hampshire was blocked in the Senate on 22 April with votes for and against the bill deadlocked at 12-12. Despite the disappointment, Renny Cushing, Executive Director of World Coalition member organisation Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights, sees some positives.
Belarus ends more than one year without execution
By Daria Gribanova, on 14 April 2014
Despite an execution this month, Amnesty International’s latest annual report on the death penalty shows Belarus did not kill any prisoner last year, meaning Europe and Central Asia was execution-free for the first time since 2009. This achievement bolsters local abolitionists – despite the risks they face in their activism.
New conservative voices crucial in New Hampshire repeal campaign
By Thomas Hubert, on 26 February 2014
After a House committee passed a bill abolishing capital punishment on 11 February, State representative Renny Cushing explains the next steps as the World Coalition’s Steering Committee prepares to meet in New Hampshire in April.