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July 24, 2021
Sierra Leona death penalty

Sierra Leone Parliament votes a Bill abolishing the death penalty

On 23 July 2021, the Parliament of Sierra Leone, voted in favour of a Bill abolishing the death penalty. ICDP notes that this vote is the culmination of earlier commitments made by Government authorities
July 5, 2021

USA Attorney General orders halt to federal executions

On 1 July 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered to halt federal executions in the USA
July 1, 2021
16th Meeting

ICDP held the 16th Meeting of its Commissioners on 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021, ICDP held the 16th Meeting of its Commissioners. The Meeting was held online due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
June 30, 2021
Investigating attitudes to the death penalty in Indonesia

ICDP Comissioner Marzuki Darusman participated in the report launch “Investigating attitudes to the death penalty in Indonesia”

ICDP Commissioner Marzuki Darusman participated in the two-part report launch "Investigating attitudes to the death penalty in Indonesia". The research was commissioned by The Death Penalty Project
June 22, 2021
Martin Omalley

ICDP welcomes former Governor Martin O´Malley as its new Commissioner

ICDP warmly welcomes former Governor of the US state of Maryland Martin O´Malley as its new Commissioner
April 19, 2021

ICDP Commissioner Marta Santos Pais participated in the international Conference on the death penalty organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the EU on 4 May

ICDP Commissioner Marta Santos Pais will participate in the International Conference on the Death Penalty organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the EU. The International conference will take place on 4 May
March 31, 2021
Professor Christof Heyns

ICDP mourns the sudden demise of eminent human rights scholar and practitioner Professor Christof Heyns

It is with great sadness that the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) mourns the sudden demise of the eminent human rights lawyer, scholar, human rights defender, practitioner and our friend Professor Christof Heyns
March 26, 2021

Women and Death Penalty: Victims of a cruel and inhumane practice that has no place in the 21st Century

The International Commission against the Death Penalty warmly welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner
March 24, 2021

Governor Northam signs into law the bill abolishing the death penalty making Virginia the 23rd USA state free of capital punishment

On 24 March 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in his state. By doing so, Virginia has become the 23rd state in the USA to end capital punishment