ICDP EVENTS



November 30, 2010

President of ICDP Participates at “Cities for Life” in Madrid

Since 2002, every 30 November, the Community of Saint Egidio organizes in collaboration with the World Coalition against the Death Penalty the Cities for Life/Cities against the Death […]
November 19, 2010

Member of the ICDP Kuçuradi at the UNESCO World Philosophy Day 2010

Professors and students, scholars and the general public, the young and the less young, all of them attended this years’ World Philosophy Day which was celebrated […]
October 23, 2010

Member of the ICDP Kuçuradi on the “Right to Life” at the Afro-Asian Philosophy Association Conference 2010

On 20-23 October 2010, the Afro-Asian Philosophy Association Conference 2010 took place in Mumbai. The event was held under the theme “Moulding Individual and Corporate Life […]
October 7, 2010
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Founding Meeting of the International Commission against the Death Penalty

On 7 October 2010, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) was established in Madrid. In the founding declaration of the ICDP, the Commissioners – […]
November 21, 2011

Robert Badinter is Awarded Medal of Cesare Beccaria

On 18 November, Robert Badinter was awarded the Medal of Cesare Beccaria for his constant fight against the death penalty. The ceremony was held at the […]
October 17, 2011

African Conference against the Death Penalty (Kigali, 13-14 October 2011)

On 13-14 October, Kigali was the venue of the Regional Conference on the Abolition and/or Moratorium on the Execution of the Death Penalty. The conference was […]
October 17, 2011

International Conference on the Death Penalty in the Greater Caribbean

On 17-19 October, the First International Conference on the Death Penalty in the Greater Caribbean has taken place in Madrid. It was organized by the Community […]
October 15, 2011

A Series of Events in Vienna throughout November Galvanize the Worldwide Abolitionist Movement

In November 2011, a series of events will take place in Vienna in order to draw attention to the history of the death penalty in Austria, […]
June 27, 2011

Message of the President of the ICDP, congratulating Professor Roger Hood on the occasion of the award of the Beccaria Medal in Salamanca

With the motive of the award of the Beccaria Medal to Professor Roger Hood for his longstanding work on the abolition of the death penalty, see […]
May 6, 2011

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples´ Rights held its 49th Ordinary Session between the 28 of April and the 12 of May in Banjul, Gambia. For […]
April 14, 2011

President of the ICDP Federico Mayor Speaks at the Parliamentary Assembly Session in Strasbourg

On 14 April 2011, the President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Federico Mayor, gave a speech as a keynote speaker during the spring session […]
April 13, 2011

ICDP Participates at Side Event Organized by the International Society for Social Defence and Academicsforabolition in Vienna

On 11 April 2011, the International Academic Network for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (REPECAP) and the International Society for Social Defence, Fondazione Centro Nazionale […]
March 25, 2011

Member of the ICDP Ruth Dreifuss Meets with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

On 24 March 2011, Ruth Dreifuss, Member of the ICDP and former President of Switzerland, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the ICDP Asunta Vivó, met with […]
November 28, 2012

10 December “Time to abolish the Death Penalty” ICDP event in Padua

On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights and in the framework of the 30th Anniversary of the Human Rights Centre of the University of […]
October 9, 2012

ICDP public event on occasion of World Day, 9 October 2012 Madrid

On the 9th of October, on the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty (10 of October), ICDP hosted a public debate with members […]
October 4, 2012

EU event in Geneva on the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, 10 October

The International Commission against the Death Penalty welcomes the European Union event, Abolition of the death penalty – Ten years of joint efforts. The panel was cosponsored […]
July 17, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: Moving away from the death penalty – Lessons from National experience

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) was invited by the United Nations to participate in a panel discussion on “Moving away from the death […]
October 23, 2013

International experts welcome efforts toward the abolition of the death penalty in South East Asia; Bangkok, 23 October 2013

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand organized an expert […]
October 10, 2013

Celebrating World Day Against the Death Penalty, 10 October: Parliamentarians, a critical force in promoting the abolition of the death penalty

Panel discussion: Parliamentarians, a critical force in promoting the abolition of the death penalty The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary […]
September 26, 2013

ICDP delegation participates in the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2013, Warsaw, Poland

An ICDP delegation was invited to participate by the OSCE on 2 October when it conducted a Working Session (Session 15) which focused on the Rule […]
July 25, 2013

China: ICDP hosts meeting on the death penalty

In July 2013 ICDP Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss met with a delegation of Chinese academics and legal practitioners led by Mr. Song Yinghui, Vice Dean, College for […]
June 21, 2013

Roundtable “Belarus – Religion and Death Penalty”, Minsk, 21 June 2013

The Council of Europe organised a roundtable on ‘Belarus – Religion and Death Penalty’ in Minsk on 21 June 2013 as part of the discussions to […]
June 15, 2013

ICDP and the 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty, 12-15 June 2013

ICDP’s delegation was led by its President Federico Mayor and included Commissioners Robert Badinter, Hanne Sophie Greve and Rodolfo Mattarollo. In addition to participating in Roundtables […]
May 30, 2013

International Network of Academics for the Abolition of Capital Punishment’s preparatory conference for the 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty, Madrid

The International Network of Academics for the Abolition of Capital Punishment has organized a conference on 11 June to prepare for the 5th World Congress against […]
May 15, 2013

World Congress against the Death Penalty, Madrid 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty will take place in Madrid from 12 to 15 June 2013. More than 1,500 people from over 90 […]
February 25, 2013

UN Human Rights Council event calls for global abolition of the death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) held a high-level side event with senior representatives from the government’s of Norway and Spain, the UN Deputy […]
February 22, 2013

University conference on the death penalty organized by Helsinki Spain, 22 February Madrid 2013

On the 22 of February, Helsinki Spain in organizing a university conference on the death penalty in Madrid. The President of the ICDP Mr. Mayor will […]
December 21, 2014

3rd Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue on Rights to Life and Moratorium of Death Penalty in the ASEAN Region

ICDP Commissioner Ioanna Kucuradi participated at the 3rd Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue on Rights to Life and Moratorium of Death Penalty in the ASEAN Region (JHRD) […]
October 16, 2014

ICDP Commissioners participate in events commemorating the 12th World Day against the Death Penalty

ICDP Commissioners observed the World Day against the Death Penalty by participating in events organised in Geneva, Beirut and Madrid. Please read our statement. For further information:Article […]
October 9, 2014

Justice that kills – The death penalty in the 21st century

On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the EU Delegation and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in Geneva will […]
October 1, 2014

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 […]
June 19, 2014

Side-Event on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 18 June 2014, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) organized a high-level Side-Event on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Second […]
April 11, 2014

Combatting Torture and Abolishing the Death Penalty in the OSCE Region: Two sides of the same coin?

ICDP Commissioner Ioanna Kuçuradi participated in the side event “Combatting Torture and Abolishing the Death Penalty in the OSCE Region: two sides of the same coin?” that took […]
February 27, 2014

High Level Panel Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a High Level Panel Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty, on […]
February 25, 2014

UN Human Rights Council event on International Actions with the view to abolishing the death penalty

On the occasion of the high-level segment of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland and the International […]
December 4, 2015

ICDP Commissioner Hanne Sophie Greve participates in 3rd Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment

On 6-8 December, the University of Oslo and the Universities against the Death Penalty Network is organizing the 3rd Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment and […]
November 16, 2015

Regional Conference in the Caribbean, Georgetown, Guyana

The European Union, in cooperation with the British High Commission and the International Commission against the Death Penalty,organized a Caribbean regional conference consisting of keynote speeches […]
September 23, 2015
From left to right: ICDP Honorary Commissioner Mr. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Rector of the University of Castilla- La Mancha Mr. Miguel Ángel Collado and ICDP President Mr. Federico Mayor.

ICDP participates in conference on “Prospects for the international abolition of the death penalty” in Toledo, Spain

On 8 September 2015, ICDP President Mr. Federico Mayor, Honorary Commissioner Mr. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, President of ICDP Support Group Ambassador Vilardell and ICDP Secretary […]
March 23, 2015

ICDP President meets with Pope Francis

On 20 March 2015, ICDP President Mr Federico Mayor met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican and discussed issues related to the abolition […]
March 14, 2015

ICDP Commissioners participate in the biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty at the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

On 4 March 2014, ICDP Commissioners Mr Mohammed Bedjaoui and Ms Ruth Dreifuss participated in the first Biennial high-level panel discussion organized by the UN Office […]
March 14, 2015

Third session on the death penalty by Helsinki Spain

On 5 March, President Mayor participated in the “III Session on the death penalty” organized in Madrid by Helsinki Spain. Mr. Mayor spoke about “Abolition of […]
December 10, 2016

ICDP visits Belarus to participate in conference on the “Abolition of the Death Penalty and Public Opinion” in Belarus

ICDP Commissioner Hanne Sophie Greve participated at a conference titled ”Abolition of the Death Penalty and Public Opinion” which was organized by the Council of Europe […]
November 21, 2016

Killing in the name of justice? The death penalty in the 21st century

To mark the World Day against the Death Penalty, ICDP Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss participated in an event organized by the EU Delegation to the UN in […]
July 6, 2016

6th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Oslo

From 21 to 23 of June, ICDP participated in the 6th edition of the World Congress against the Death Penalty that took place in Oslo, Norway. […]
April 26, 2016
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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 […]
September 3, 2017

ICDP participates in the International Human Rights Summit in Madrid

ICDP President Federico Mayor Zaragoza participated at the closing ceremony of the Madrid Summit. This International Human Rights Conference organized by the WorldPride Madrid 2017 Organizing […]
October 4, 2018

ICDP event on the 16th World Day against the Death Penalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, ICDP is organizing a panel discussion at Casa Arabe, Madrid at 19.30h […]
January 29, 2018

ICDP events on the occasion of the staging of the Opera “Dead Man Walking” in Madrid.

On 25 January 2018, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) co-organized a round table panel discussion titled “Dead Man Walking: culture of […]
January 18, 2018

“Dead Man Walking: Culture of violence, death penalty and redemption”

On the occasion of the premiere of the opera of “Dead Man Walking” (26 Jan), the International Commission against the death Penalty (CIPM), in collaboration with […]
June 23, 2019
ICDP invitation Side Event 2019

High-Level Side Event at the UN on 30th anniversary of the Second Optional Protocol to ICCPR

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Commission Against Death […]
March 10, 2019

ICDP participates in the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Brussels

A delegation of the International Commission against the Death Penalty led by President Judge Navi Pillay participated in the Seventh World Congress against the Death Penalty […]
February 20, 2019
Programa jornada universitaria sobre la pena de muerte

ICDP participates in the 2019 “Jornada Universitaria sobre la Pena de Muerte” by Helsinki Spain

ICDP will participate in the 2019 “Jornada Universitaria sobre la Pena de Muerte” organized by Helsinki Spain on Friday 22 February.. For further information, please see attached.
February 20, 2019

On the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty ICDP organised a side event: “States abolish the death penalty: experiences and lessons learnt”

On the occasion of the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty,the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP), is organising a side event, “How States […]