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November 8, 2013
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152 individuals sentenced to death following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns the death sentences handed down to 152 individuals following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 […]
October 23, 2013

International experts welcome efforts toward the abolition of the death penalty in South East Asia; Bangkok, 23 October 2013

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand organized an expert […]
October 10, 2013

Celebrating World Day Against the Death Penalty, 10 October: Parliamentarians, a critical force in promoting the abolition of the death penalty

Panel discussion: Parliamentarians, a critical force in promoting the abolition of the death penalty The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary […]
October 2, 2013
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Support grows for UN Protocol to abolish the death penalty – Guinea-Bissau and Angola

On 24 September 2013, Guinea-Bissau’s ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death […]
September 26, 2013

ICDP delegation participates in the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2013, Warsaw, Poland

An ICDP delegation was invited to participate by the OSCE on 2 October when it conducted a Working Session (Session 15) which focused on the Rule […]
September 25, 2013
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India – death sentence for men convicted of gang-rape

On September 13 a court in New Delhi sentenced to death four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a young woman. For further information, […]
September 12, 2013
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Japan: 73 year-old man executed

Tokuhisa Kumagai, aged 73, was hanged at Tokyo Detention Center on 12 September 2013. Tokuhisa Kumagai was initially sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder and […]
July 25, 2013

China: ICDP hosts meeting on the death penalty

In July 2013 ICDP Commissioner Ruth Dreifuss met with a delegation of Chinese academics and legal practitioners led by Mr. Song Yinghui, Vice Dean, College for […]
July 24, 2013
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Support on calls for retrial on the case of Pablo Ibar, Florida , USA

Pablo Ibar, a 41 year-old man, who is a national of the USA and Spain, is on death row in Florida State Prison, USA. He was […]