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 […]
January 22, 2015
death penalty

Mr. Horacio Verbitsky new ICDP Commissioner

The President of the ICDP Mr Federico Mayor announced on 22 January that Mr. Horacio Verbitsky accepted to become the new member of the Commission. Mr […]
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) […]
December 20, 2014
death penalty

Increased vote at the UN General Assembly death penalty moratorium resolution- An important milestone in the path to global abolition of capital punishment

On 18 December 2014, a record number of countries – 117 –  supported the fifth UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution (A/RES/69/186) calling for a global moratorium […]
November 24, 2014

9th meeting of the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP), 24-25 November 2014

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) held the 9th meeting of its Commissioners in Geneva on 24 and 25 November 2014. The […]
November 10, 2014
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A new reported execution in Belarus

There is serious concern on the reports that the execution of 26 year-old Belarusian national, Alyaksandr Hrunou, was carried out by authorities in Belarus. According to […]