The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) held the 12th meeting of its Commissioners in Madrid on 2 and 3 October 2017.
ICDP Vice President Judge Navanethem (Navi) Pillay was elected as the new President after ICDP´s founding President Mr. Federico Mayor announced his retirement. Commissioner Ibrahim Najjar was elected as the new Vice President of ICDP. He joins Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss as ICDP´s two Vice Presidents. President Pillay and Vice Presidents Dreifuss and Najjar will be joined in the Commission´s Steering Committee by new members Commissioners Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis and Hanne Sophie Greve, who were elected as two additional members of this Committee.
During the meeting, the Commissioners welcomed Professor Baron Marc Bossuyt and Mr. Marzuki Darusman, and confirmed Professor Ivan Simonovic, former UN Assistant Secretary General and former Minister of Justice of Croatia, as the new ICDP Commissioners. For further information, please read our press release here