INDEX



Article(s)

Africa raises its voice against the death penalty

By Tiziana Trotta, on 21 October 2016

Many African organizations and institutions raised their voices on the occasion of the 14th World Day against the Death Penalty, whose last edition, celebrated on October 10, was dedicated to the use of death penalty for terrorism-related crimes.

2016

Terrorism

Article(s)

If I do not accept that a terrorist kills me, I do not accept either to kill a terrorist

By Tiziana Trotta, on 18 October 2016

Khachig Ghosn is a 22-year-old student of social work at the Lebanese University. Three years ago, he witnessed an explosion in Beirut. Despite this dramatic experience, he is against the use of the death penalty and he is convinced that capital executions have no deterrent effect on terrorism.Ghosn is aware that changes in his country take a very long time, but he has a positive long-term vision and hopes that the death penalty will be abolished.

2016

Lebanon

Murder Victims' Families

Terrorism

Article(s)

Take Action for World Day 2016!

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 3 October 2016

Check what you can do for 10 October. Browse the calendar of events and the map to prepare and promote the events planned around the world on the big day.

2016

Terrorism

Article(s)

The World Coalition gathers in Oslo

By Federica Merenda, on 30 June 2016

On the occasion of the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty held on 21-23 June this year, the World Coalition gathered in Oslo, with about 150 delegates attending the Congress representing more than 50 member organizations.

2016

Fair Trial

Legal Representation

Norway

Public Opinion 

Article(s)

Calendar of events for World Day 2015

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 15 September 2015

Browse the schedule and the map to prepare and promote the events planned around the world on the big day.

2015

Drug Offenses

Article(s)

Links between death penalty and mental health exposed from Japan to Nigeria

By Thomas Hubert, on 15 October 2014

The 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty was marked by hundreds of actions on all continents, in the media and online.

2014

Japan

Mental Illness

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Dialogue should make death penalty “a sentence of the past” – foreign ministers

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 9 October 2014

Twelve governments from countries with and without capital punishment release a joint declaration calling for a world that “respects human dignity” on World Day Against the Death Penalty.

2014

Argentina

Australia

Benin

Burkina Faso

Haiti

Intellectual Disability

Mental Illness

Mexico

Mongolia

Norway

Philippines

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

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Death penalty systems disregard mental health – experts

By Thomas Hubert, on 25 September 2014

Despite international and national standards banning the use of capital punishment against mental ill or intellectually disabled people, health professionals familiar with death row say it is full of prisoners who should instead be receiving treatment.

2014

Intellectual Disability

Mental Illness

United States

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ECPM takes social media campaign to the fair ground

By Bronwyn Dudley, on 16 September 2014

World Coalition member organisation Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM) was at September’s Fête de l’Humanité in Paris to spread awareness of the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10.

2014

France

Intellectual Disability

Mental Illness

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Calendar of events for World Day 2014

By World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, on 19 August 2014

On 10 October 2014, the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty is drawing attention to people with mental health problems who are at risk of a death sentence or execution. Browse the schedule and the map to prepare and promote the events planned around the world on the big day.

2014

Intellectual Disability

Mental Illness