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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 […]
February 23, 2013
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Stepping back from capital punishment, New York Times

An article on capital punishment by ICDP Members Mohammed Bedjaoui, Ruth Dreifuss and Federico Mayor was published by the New York Times / International Herald Tribune […]
February 22, 2013

University conference on the death penalty organized by Helsinki Spain, 22 February Madrid 2013

On the 22 of February, Helsinki Spain in organizing a university conference on the death penalty in Madrid. The President of the ICDP Mr. Mayor will […]
February 21, 2013
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Three prisoners on death row executed in Japan on 21 of February

Three men Masahiro Kanagawa (29), Keiki Kanoh (62) and Kaoru Kobayashi (44), were hanged in the early hours of 21 February according to the Japanese Ministry […]
February 11, 2013
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Second execution in India in just three months

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) deeply regrets the execution of Mr. Mohammad Afzal Guru on 9 February 2013. Click here to view our PDF with […]