INDEX



Article(s)

Event on the UNGA resolution for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty at the World Congress

By Federica Merenda, on 27 June 2016

In the context of the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, the World Coalition together with Hands Off Cain and Amnesty International co-hosted a side event focusing on the 6th UNGA resolution for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, whose adoption will be decided in New York in December this year.

2016

Moratorium

Article(s)

Tackling resistance to abolition in Africa

By Thomas Hubert, on 22 June 2013

While Africa has been the fastest region in abolishing capital punishment in recent years, lawyers from Uganda and Nigeria say they are facing increasing from the authorities to use the death penalty.

2013

Innocence

Nigeria

Terrorism

Uganda

Article(s)

Chinese lawyers hailed as “heroes for justice”

By Aurélie Plaçais, on 22 June 2013

The role of lawyers in the fight against the death penalty has been discussed from different angles throughout the 5th World Congress, but the testimony of Chinese lawyers caught most people’s attention.

China

Fair Trial

Legal Representation

Article(s)

Asian progress paves the way for new strategies

By Thomas Hubert, on 20 June 2013

Although most executions continue to take place in Asia, their number is going down – and abolitionists are coming up with new ideas to bring about abolition.

2013

India

Japan

Malaysia

Mongolia

Moratorium

Singapore

Article(s)

Linking the death penalty and torture to achieve abolition

By Thomas Hubert, on 20 June 2013

Recognising the process from sentencing to execution as a form of torture would ensure progress towards abolition in international law as well as in the US.

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment

Article(s)

EU regrets difficulties in dialogue with Belarus

By Tiziana Trotta, on 16 June 2013

European Union officials and Belarusian activists denounce Minsk’s lack of political will to tackle the death penalty.

2013

Belarus

Belarus

Public Opinion 

Article(s)

After abolition: what alternative to the death penalty?

By Thomas Hubert, on 15 June 2013

Ending the death penalty means finding replacement sanctions to punish former capital crimes – while taking into accounts human rights standards.

2013

Public Opinion 

Article(s)

Small progress against the execution of minors

By Tiziana Trotta, on 14 June 2013

These are merely the very first steps down the road, but Iran, Sudan and Yemen, the only countries to apply the death penalty on juvelines along with Saudi Arabia, have just made some small progress on the issue.

2013

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Juveniles

Sudan

Yemen

Article(s)

Shedding light on judicial blunders can help achieve abolition

By Tiziana Trotta, on 14 June 2013

Several organizations are condemning executions of innocent people because of wrongful convictions.

Innocence

Spain

Taiwan

Tunisia

United States

Article(s)

North Africa and Middle East between progress and frustrations

By Thomas Hubert, on 13 June 2013

Shaken up by revolutions and conflicts, the southern shores of the Mediterranean are more than ever enticed for abolition – but opposition is fierce.

2013

Algeria

Lebanon

Morocco

Spain

Tunisia