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September 30, 2012
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Japan executes two people

Yukinori Matsuda (m), aged 39, was hanged for the robbery and murder of a couple in 2003 and Sachiko Eto (f), aged 65, was hanged for […]
August 20, 2012
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Texas executes Marvin Wilson

Marvin Wilson was executed by lethal injection at Huntsville State Prison Texas, USA.    Marvin Wilson was executed despite the fact that he suffered from ‘mental […]
July 17, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: Moving away from the death penalty – Lessons from National experience

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) was invited by the United Nations to participate in a panel discussion on “Moving away from the death […]
July 8, 2012
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Republic of Benin’s accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 5th July 2012 Benin acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the […]
June 8, 2012
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Mission to Japan

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) visited Japan from 30 May to 2 June 2012 for meetings on the death penalty and to participate in a symposium on What Makes Criminal Justice Sustainable? The Symposium was organized by the Norwegian Embassy and Aoyama Gakuin University. (Photos by V.J.Luna, EU, 2012)
May 13, 2012
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Mission to California

During the week of 23 April, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) visited the USA, to lend its support to those campaigning for abolition of the death penalty in California.
April 12, 2012
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Connecticut votes to repeal death penalty

Following votes by the Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the death penalty, the Governor of Connecticut is expected to sign the bill into law. […]
March 30, 2012
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Japan’s first executions since July 2010

According to the Ministry of Justice three prisoners were executed on 29 March 2012. Tomoyuki Furusawa, 46, Yasutoshi Matsuda, 44 and Yasuaki Uwabe, 48, were executed […]
March 24, 2012
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5th Meeting of the ICDP

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) met in Geneva on 22 and 23 March 2012 in order to discuss strategies on abolition of the […]