Wednesday 12 August 2020

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UN vote an opportunity to consign death penalty to history

On 20 December 2012, the 67th General Assembly adopted the resolution calling on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in its plenary session by a decisive 111 votes in favour, with only …

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Dramatic surge in executions in Iran

According to official and unofficial reports Iran has executed 81 prisoners in the last 10 days of this month.The number of executions this year is now estimated to


Execution of Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, first execution in India since 2004

On the 21 of November India executed Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. The hanging took place at 7.30am (India time) in Yerawada prison, Pune, India after the President of


UN Call for moratorium on death penalty gathers strength

On 19 November the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee in New York adopted the resolution on Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty by 110 votes in


First execution in Pakistan since 2008

On Thursday 15 November, Mohammad Hussain, a Pakistani soldier, was executed. The hanging of Mohammed Hussain is the first execution since 2008. He was sentenced to death by a

California vote shows tide turning against death penalty in the USA

On 6 November Californian voters chose by a narrow margin to retain the state’s death penalty. The result of the vote is disappointing but the fact that the


Commissioners urge voters to repeal the death penalty in California

Members of the International Commission against the Death Penalty issued a statement urging Californian citizens to vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 34 on 6th November 2012.  Proposition 34, the

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Mr Rodriguez Zapatero former Prime Minister of Spain is Honorary Member of the ICDP

Mr Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Prime Minister of Spain, becomes an Honorary Member of the Commission. Mr. Zapatero was the driving force behind the 2010 Spanish initiative


Californian voters can show global leadership on death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called on voters in California to reject the death penalty in a public vote on 6 November 2012.  A vote in


Risk of imminent executions in Nigeria

The International Commission against the Death Penalty called for a halt to the planned executions of Daniel Nsofor and Osayinwinde Agbomien in Edo State, Nigeria. The two inmates were

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