The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) held its 7th meeting in Oslo on 15 and 16 of April 2013.
During the meeting, ICDP released its report “How States abolish the death penalty”. The report reviews the processes towards abolition of capital punishment by studying the experiences of 13 countries representing all the regions in the world. ICDP’s goal is universal abolition of the death penalty and this report contributes to that goal by outlining steps that states can take to abolish the death penalty. The report included a foreword by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Mr. Espen Barth Eide.
On 15 April, members of the ICDP met with the Foreign Minister Eide prior the report’s launch for an exchange of views on abolition of the death penalty.
The launch of the report took place at the Oslo City Hall. At the launch, the Mayor of Oslo Mr. Fabian Stang welcomed members of ICDP and the Secretary of State Ms. Gry Larsen endorsed the publication and reiterated Norway’s commitment to the fight against the death penalty.
Please find attached invitation to the launch.
Please find attached the report on How States Abolish the Death Penalty (English) or you can also find attached the report on How States Abolish the Death Penalty (Spanish) or you can also find attached the report on How States Abolish the Death Penalty (French).
Please find attached press release on the launch.
Please find attached press release on outcome of the 7th meeting.