Thursday 17 October 2019

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Mr. Horacio Verbitsky new ICDP Commissioner

The President of the ICDP Mr Federico Mayor announced on 22 January that Mr. Horacio Verbitsky accepted to become the new member of the Commission. Mr Horacio Verbitsky is a well-known Argentinian journalist, writer and …

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A new reported execution in Belarus

There is serious concern on the reports that the execution of 26 year-old Belarusian national, Alyaksandr Hrunou, was carried out by authorities in Belarus. According to information from

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Pope Francis calls for the abolition of the death penalty

Pope Francis made a strong call to abolish capital punishment during a speech on 23 October. In an audience with delegates from the International Association of Penal Law,

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Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari by authorities in Iran

On 25 October 2014 Iranian national Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed by authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On 7 July 2007, Reyhaneh Jabbari reportedly stabbed Morteza

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Political leadership is key for a world moving away from the death penalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, please find below an article by ICDP Commissioners. Article by ICDP

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ICDP at United Nations high-level event at UNGA, New York on “Moving Away from the Death Penalty: National Leadership”

On 25 September, the United Nations (UN)’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights held a high-level event during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly

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Another “botched” execution in United States

On 23 July 2014 of Joseph Wood was executed by authorities in the US state of Arizona. Mr Wood, 55, was executed by lethal injection. The execution lasted

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Singapore executes two men and resumes executions after more than three years

On 18 July 2014 the Central Narcotics Bureau announced the executions of two men, Tang Hai Liang, 36, and Foong Chee Peng, 48. The executions were carried out

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Unprecedented ruling by US District Court Judge declares California’s death penalty system unconstitutional

On 16 July 2014, District Judge Cormac J. Carney passed a historic ruling by United States (US) declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional. Judge Carney of the

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Japan carries out first execution in 2014

Masanori Kawasaki, 68, was executed on 26 June 2014 at Osaka Detention Center. Mr. Kawasaki was found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of his sister-in-law and

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