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May 29, 2015
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Nebraska (United States) abolishes the death penalty

Nebraska became the 19th state in the United States to abolish capital punishment when its unicameral Legislature, by a 30 to 19 vote, voted on Wednesday […]
May 13, 2015
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Suriname abolishes the death penalty

On 13 April 2015 the criminal code in Suriname came into effect, which effectively abolishes the death penalty in that country. According to reports that ICDP […]
April 29, 2015
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Eight executions carried out by Indonesian authorities

On 29 April, the Indonesian authorities carried out the executions of eight men, all found guilty of drug-related charges, included one Indonesian national, 50 year-old Zainal […]
April 28, 2015
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Navanethem Pillay new ICDP Commissioner

ICDP warmly welcomes Ms Navi Pillay as its new Commissioner. Ms Navi Pillay, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and a highly respected voice […]
April 23, 2015
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Two Indonesian nationals executed in Saudi Arabia

Two Indonesian nationals Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa and Karni Binti Medi Tarsim were executed by Saudi Arabian authorities on 14 and 16 April 2015 respectively.Reports […]
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 […]
January 23, 2015
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Indonesia carries out executions of six people

On 18 January, the Indonesian authorities carried out the executions of six people, including two women and four men, all of whom had been sentenced to […]