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September 12, 2013

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

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 […]
July 18, 2013

Bolivia accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 12 July 2013 the Plurinational State of Bolivia acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), aiming […]
June 25, 2013

Nigeria resumes executions after 7 years

Four men were hanged in Benin City Prison in Edo State on 24 June 2013. A fifth man is reportedly at imminent risk of execution. These […]
June 21, 2013

Roundtable “Belarus – Religion and Death Penalty”, Minsk, 21 June 2013

The Council of Europe organised a roundtable on ‘Belarus – Religion and Death Penalty’ in Minsk on 21 June 2013 as part of the discussions to […]
June 17, 2013

5th World Congress against the Death Penalty concludes in Madrid

Hundreds of people met in Madrid, 12-15 June 2013, to review death penalty developments and agree abolitionist strategies. The four-day Congress brought together international experts, campaigners […]
June 15, 2013

ICDP and the 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty, 12-15 June 2013

ICDP’s delegation was led by its President Federico Mayor and included Commissioners Robert Badinter, Hanne Sophie Greve and Rodolfo Mattarollo. In addition to participating in Roundtables […]
June 12, 2013

Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty: 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty – Madrid, 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty will take place in Madrid from 12 to 15 June 2013. More than 1,500 people from over 90 […]