INDEX



Article(s)

World Coalition publishes abolition guide for parliamentarians

By Maria Donatelli (in Rabat, Morocco), on 9 December 2014

A new handbook gives members of parliaments arguments and advice to work towards abolition in their countries and to support their colleagues abroad.

2014

Morocco

Public Opinion 

Article(s)

China’s “efforts to gradually reduce the application of the death penalty”

By Aurélie Plaçais, on 30 October 2014

Following a decision by the Communist Party’s Central Committee in November 2013 to “gradually reduce the number of crimes punishable by death”, a draft amendment to China’s criminal law was submitted for initial review to the country’s National People’s Congress this week.

2014

China

Article(s)

Kazakhstan Penal Code reform runs counter to abolitionist trend

By Anne Souléliac (Paris Bar), on 22 July 2014

The new Kazakh Penal Code provides for an increase in the number of capital crimes, even though Kazakhstan has been moving away from the death penalty for years and has a stated policy of meeting international standards.

2014

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Terrorism

Article(s)

Singapore breaks three-year moratorium on executions

on 21 July 2014

On 18 July 2014, Singapore executed two death row prisoners, Tang Hai Liang, 36, and Foong Chee Peng, 48, bringing to an end a three-year official moratorium established by the government in 2011 as part of the review process of the mandatory death penalty.

2014

Moratorium

Singapore

Article(s)

World Coalition elects new decision-making bodies

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 21 June 2013

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty has elected a new Steering Committee and a new Executive Board to serve for two years.

2013

Article(s)

World Coalition to celebrate 10th anniversary in Jordan

By Aurélie Plaçais, on 28 May 2012

At the invitation of Penal Reform International’s regional office in Jordan, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is holding its 10th annual general meeting in Amman, Jordan on 16-17 June 2012.

2012

Jordan

Article(s)

Statutes of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

on 26 June 2011

Amended by the General Assembly on June 26, 2011

2011

Article(s)

World Coalition AGM among largest abolitionist events in the Arab world

on 6 June 2011

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty has announced its June annual general assembly at a press conference in Rabat, Morocco.

2011

Morocco

Article(s)

Puerto Rico hosts a week of World Coalition events

on 16 February 2011

International abolitionists gathered on the Caribbean territory to promote their message and to show solidarity with the local authorities against capital punishment.

2011

Murder Victims' Families

Public Opinion 

Puerto Rico

United States

Article(s)

San Francisco hosts World Coalition AGM

on 31 May 2010

For the first time, a major international abolitionist event will take place on US soil on June 12 when World Coalition members converge on California for their general meeting and a public conference. Register now for access!

2010

United States