Publication of a New Guide on Working with National Human Rights Institutions to Abolish the Death Penalty
By Bronwyn Dudley, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 17 November 2022
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty has published a new how-to guide, in collaboration with Mr. Isidore Clément Capo-Chichi, President of the Beninese Commission on Human Rights. It is aimed for civil society organizations and illustrates how to collaborate with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to achieve the abolition of the death penalty. In […]
Trend Towards Abolition
Abolition of the death penalty at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council
By Anissa Aguedal, on 19 August 2022
The United Nations Human Rights Council met for its 50th Regular Session from June 13 to July 8, 2022. If you missed it, here is what happened regarding the abolition of the death penalty!
Abolition of the death penalty at the United Nations Human Rights Council 49th session
By Aurelie Placais, staff, on 3 May 2022
The 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from 28 February to 1 April 2022. If you missed it, here’s what happened in relation to the abolition of the death penalty!
Publication of a New Guide on Working with Parliamentarians to Abolish the Death Penalty
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 10 October 2021
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, in partnership with Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), has published a new how-to guide for civil society organizations (CSOs) on how to collaborate with parliamentarians to abolish the death penalty.
68th Ordinary Session African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights- Anti-Death Penalty Advocacy Continues
By Bronwyn Dudley, on 11 June 2021
The ACHPR (the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights) met virtually for its 68th Ordinary Session from 14 April – 4 May 2021.
Recapping the UN Crime Congress in Kyoto
By Teppei Ono, CPR, on 15 March 2021
The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was held in Kyoto, Japan from 7 to 12 March 2021.
How Business May Contribute to Universal Abolition
By Louis Linel, on 29 January 2021
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have long been at the forefront of the movement for human dignity, as the main, highly-specialized – and sometimes isolated– champions for social justice. However, a new generation of advocates from the private sector, whose primary center of interest or area of expertise seems disconnected from international human rights standards, has been […]
Singapore must stop targeting HR defenders and media
By Aliran et al (Malaysiakini), on 20 February 2020
We, the 37 undersigned groups and organisations, and three individuals, are appalled by Singapore’s denial and response to the highlighting of alleged “barbaric” unlawful practices in execution method that was highlighted vide a Jan 16 media statement issued by Lawyers for Liberty (LFL).get to many more people when media reports on our statements.
The Inter-American system commits to see the end of the death penalty
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 13 January 2020
In November 2019, Ecuador hosted a series of high level meetings of the Organisation of American States (OAS), including the Third Forum of the Inter-American Human Rights System and the 174th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), during which abolition of the death penalty was on the agenda.
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.