January 24, 2013
death penalty

Use of the death penalty in the USA continues to decline.

The number of death sentences in the USA continues to decline. According to a December report issued by the Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center, seventy-seven people […]
January 9, 2013
death penalty

Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan housemaid,executed in Saudi Arabia.

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns execution of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan housemaid, in Saudi Arabia. She was beheaded in Dawadmi province […]
December 21, 2012
death penalty

UN vote an opportunity to consign death penalty to history

On 20 December 2012, the 67th General Assembly adopted the resolution calling on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in its plenary session […]
December 7, 2012
death penalty

ICDP report: Roundtable on the abolition of the death penalty; Madrid, 8 October 2012

The International Commission against the Death Penalty invited academics, lawyers, representatives from intergovernmental organizations, non governmental organizations and governments to a Roundtable in Madrid to review […]
November 28, 2012

10 December “Time to abolish the Death Penalty” ICDP event in Padua

On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights and in the framework of the 30th Anniversary of the Human Rights Centre of the University of […]
November 25, 2012
death penalty

Dramatic surge in executions in Iran

According to official and unofficial reports Iran has executed 81 prisoners in the last 10 days of this month.The number of executions this year is now […]
November 21, 2012
death penalty

Execution of Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, first execution in India since 2004

On the 21 of November India executed Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. The hanging took place at 7.30am (India time) in Yerawada prison, Pune, India after […]
November 20, 2012
death penalty

UN Call for moratorium on death penalty gathers strength

On 19 November the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee in New York adopted the resolution on Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty by 110 […]
November 15, 2012
death penalty

First execution in Pakistan since 2008

On Thursday 15 November, Mohammad Hussain, a Pakistani soldier, was executed. The hanging of Mohammed Hussain is the first execution since 2008. He was sentenced to […]