World Coalition held first General Assembly in East Africa
By World Coalition against the death penalty, on 7 July 2023
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty co-organized with ICJ-Kenya its first General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya on 23-24 June 2023.
Trend Towards Abolition
Recapping and video recordings of the side events of the 2021 General Assembly
By Elise Garel, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 27 September 2021
On June 18, 2021, on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, several events were organized. These events were an opportunity for the members of the World Coalition to address many issues related to the fight for the abolition of the death penalty.
World Coalition elects new Steering Committee and Executive Board for two years
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 10 September 2021
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty held its first 100% virtual General Assembly on 18 June 2021 to elect its new Steering Committee.
Program of the 18 June 2021 General Assembly
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 15 June 2021
If you are a member organization, join the fantastic program we will have on Friday 18 June!
Community of Sant’Egidio Calls for Universal Abolition with Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty
By Louis Linel, on 8 December 2020
The discussion was chaired by Mario Marazitti, who stood in front of broadcasted live images of the light-draped Colosseum in Rome, Italy, displaying the slogan of this international key event, “No Justice Without Life”.
World Coalition welcomes the success of its 15th General Assembly
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 8 September 2017
More than 50 member organisations of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty gathered for three days on 22-24 June 2017 in Washington DC for the General Assembly of the World Coalition.
World Coalition Conference to celebrate 15th anniversary in Washington D.C.
By Aurelie Placais & Jessica Corredor, on 9 June 2017
At the invitation of its American members, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is holding its 15th general meeting at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., USA on 22-24 June 2017.
China reduces the number of crimes punishable by death to 46, but keeps drug trafficking in the list
By Aurélie Plaçais, on 7 October 2015
China removes nine non-violent and rarely used criminal offenses from capital punishment.
The Law Commission of India (Almost) calls for Abolition
By Elisa Belotti, on 15 September 2015
The Law Commission of India published in August 2015 a Report on death penalty in which it recommends India to move towards the abolition of death penalty, with an exception for terrorism related crimes.
The United States Supreme Court’s End of Term Death Penalty Opinion is Against the US Trend Away from the Capital Punishment
By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 14 July 2015
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty takes the opportunity to support the call of the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Summary Executions and on Torture, for the establishment of a federal moratorium on the death penalty.