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Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty on the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty Death penalty: a fatal, inhuman practice that discriminates against the poor

We observe today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 105 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In the past 25 years, 60 countries have abolished the death …

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Eight executions planned to be carried out by Arkansas authorities

Eight executions planned to be carried out by Arkansas authorities. The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) is deeply concerned about recent news reports suggesting

From left to right: Mr Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Emeritus Professor Marc Bossuyt, Emeritus President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium, Ms Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and current Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty and Honourable Justice Carl A Singh, OR; CCH, Chancellor of the Judiciary

High-level Delegation visits Guyana to discuss issues related to the death penalty

A high-level delegation headed by Ms Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and current Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Mr Ivan

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Four executions carried out by Indonesian authorities

The ICDP strongly condemns the executions of four men by Indonesian authorities on 29 July 2016. These executions mark the third set of executions carried out after President

From left to right: Mr Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Emeritus Professor Marc Bossuyt, Emeritus President of the Constitutional Court of Belgium, Ms Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and current Commissioner of the International Commission against the Death Penalty and Honourable Justice Carl A Singh, OR; CCH, Chancellor of the Judiciary

Guyana: Judicial Colloquium on the Abolition of the Death Penalty

On 20 July 2016, the International Commission against the Death Penalty in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Guyana, the Chancellor of the Judiciary of the Government

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A Call to authorities in Republic of Maldives to halt an Imminent Execution

ICDP expresses its serious concerns at receiving reports that 23 year-old Maldivian national, Mr. Hussain Humaam Ahmed, is at risk of imminent execution by authorities in the Republic

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Belarus carries out an execution

The International Commission against the Death Penalty strongly condemns the reported execution of Syarhey Iwanow that was carried out by the authorities in Belarus. The reports of the

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Official Signature Ceremony of the Founding Act in Madrid

ICDP held, on 25 April 2016 in Madrid, the Official Signature Ceremony of the Founding Act of ICDP as an organization according to Spanish law. Participants in the ceremony

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Two executions carried out by Japan authorities

On 25 March 2016 of two persons: 75 year old man Yasutoshi Kamata and 56 year old woman Junko Yoshida were executed in Japan. Executions in Japan are

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Three executions carried out by Malaysian authorities

On 25 March 2016, Malaysian authorities carried out the executions of three men. The three men, Gunasegar Pitchaymuthu, 35, Ramesh Jayakumar, 34, and his brother Sasivarnam Jayakumar, 37,

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