INDEX



Article(s)

EU establishes European Day Against the Death Penalty

on 12 December 2007

The change of government in Poland means that all EU member states now agree to take part in the World Day Against the Death Penalty every October 10.

2007

Article(s)

World Day: inventiveness against the death penalty

on 23 October 2007

France, Peru, Togo, India… Abolitionist activists sounded a rallying call for the 5th World Day Against the Death Penalty across numerous countries via a variety of initiatives.

2007

Denmark

Mongolia

Peru

Public Opinion 

Republic of Korea

Taiwan

Article(s)

World Day: everybody stands up against the death penalty!

on 27 September 2007

The 5th World Day Against the Death Penalty takes place on Wednesday, 10 October 2007. Organised by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, it is marked by thousands of citizens and hundreds of organisations across the world who together, through hundreds of local initiatives, say ‘NO’ to capital punishment.

2007

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Germany

Morocco

Peru

Portugal

Puerto Rico

United States

Yemen

Article(s)

Youths must stand up against the death penalty!

on 17 September 2007

The Federation of Liberal Students (FEL), a Belgian political organisation, has just joined the World Coalition. FEL president Arnaud Van Praet explains his organisation’s mobilisation against capital punishment.

2007

Belgium

Article(s)

World Day campaign launched!

on 13 August 2007

The countdown to the fifth World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10 has begun. It will focus on the proposed resolution against capital punishment to be discussed in the UN this autumn.

2007

Moratorium

Article(s)

Arab abolitionists organise to act together

on 8 August 2007

Abolitionists in the Arab World have been generating increased mobilisation and improved co-ordination, with the assistance of Penal Reform International, a member of the World Coalition.

2007

Algeria

Egypt

Jordan

Lebanon

Moratorium

Morocco

State of Palestine

Tunisia

Yemen

Article(s)

Flurry of initiatives against the death penalty at ACATs in the past year

on 7 August 2007

During the past year, the 28 member associations in the FIACAT network have given their abolitionist activities a boost. The issue of the death penalty is at the heart of their mission.

2007

Belgium

Burundi

Canada

Democratic Republic of the Congo

France

Luxembourg

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Article(s)

Europe to lead the abolitionist way

on 29 June 2007

European institutions have decided to press a resolution against the death penalty at the next General Assembly and to mark an official European Day against the Death Penalty on October 10th.

2007

Moratorium

Article(s)

5th World Day against the death penalty: the world decides!

By Thomas Hubert, on 29 June 2007

On October 10th, 2007, the World Day against the Death Penalty focussed on the proposed UN General Assembly resolution for a universal moratorium on executions. The proposal would save lives and give the population of retentionist states an opportunity to see for themselves that a pause in death sentences does not lead to higher crime rates.

Moratorium