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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Statutes of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
on 26 June 2011
Amended by the General Assembly on June 26, 2011
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.
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.
Murder Victims' Families
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!