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April 15, 2013
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How States abolish the death penalty

Today (15 April 2013) ICDP launched its report in Oslo City Hall. The publication reviews processes towards abolition of capital punishment through studying the experiences of […]
April 10, 2013
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Executions in Saudi Arabia

On 9 April 2013 Talal Bin Fayez Al Shammari was executed by beheading after he was convicted of intentionally causing the deaths of three people during […]
April 4, 2013
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Executions in Iraq continue

According to reports, Iraq has already executed 22 prisoners in March and April and there are fears that more hangings could be imminent. Four men were […]
April 3, 2013
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Kuwait resumes executions

Three men – a Pakistani national, a Saudi national and a Bidoon (person without nationality)-were executed in Kuwait on Monday (1 April) morning. The executions were […]
March 18, 2013
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Maryland (USA) close to abolishing the death penalty

Following the vote in the Senate last week, the House of Delegates also voted to repeal capital punishment on 15 March.The Governor is expected to sign […]
March 15, 2013
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Indonesia resumes executions

On 14 March 2013 Indonesia carried out its first execution since November 2008. Adami Wilson, reported to be a Nigerian national, was arrested in 2003 for […]
March 14, 2013

Mission to Commonwealth Caribbean

The International Commission against the Death Penalty participated in mission to Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica organised by the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on the Abolition of the Death Penalty. Madame Ruth Dreifuss and Baroness Scotland visited the three countries for discussions about the death penalty. During the mission they met with state officials including government ministers, law officers, Members of Parliament and senior judges as well as members of the diplomatic community. There were also a number of media interviews and public events on the death penalty.
March 12, 2013
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21 people sentenced to death in Egypt

On 9 March 2013, the New Cairo Criminal Court confirmed the death penalty on 21 people for their involvement in the February 2012 Port Said riot. […]
February 25, 2013

UN Human Rights Council event calls for global abolition of the death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) held a high-level side event with senior representatives from the government’s of Norway and Spain, the UN Deputy […]