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July 5, 2021

USA Attorney General orders halt to federal executions

On 1 July 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered to halt federal executions in the USA
July 24, 2021

Sierra Leone Parliament votes a Bill abolishing the death penalty

On 23 July 2021, the Parliament of Sierra Leone, voted in favour of a Bill abolishing the death penalty. ICDP notes that this vote is the culmination of earlier commitments made by Government authorities
October 8, 2021

19th World Day against the Death Penalty focuses on “Women and the death penalty, an invisible reality”

On 10 October, ICDP commemorates the World Day against the Death Penalty. This year, the World Day against the Death Penalty focuses on a special and very relevant topic: “Women and the death penalty, an invisible reality”
October 15, 2021

Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) warmly welcomes the signature by Sierra Leone´s President Julius Maada Bio, on 8 October 2021
December 3, 2021

ICDP receives the 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe in Lisbon

On 9 December 2021, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) will receive the prestigious 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe
December 9, 2021

Commissioner Hanne Sophie Greve participated in the Oslo Peace Days 2021 conference on the Efforts Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty

On 8 December 2021, The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security organized a conference on international, regional and national efforts towards ensuring the abolition
December 10, 2021

ICDP receives the 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe at the Portuguese Parliament

On 9 December 2021, the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP or Commission) received the prestigious 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe. ICDP was represented by Commissioner Marta Santos Pais in person
February 2, 2022

Papua New Guinea takes historic steps towards abolishing the death penalty

CDP warmly welcomes the vote of a bill to abolish the death penalty by the Parliament of Papua New Guinea on 20 January 2022. The historic vote follows the welcome announcement by Prime Minister James Marape
February 18, 2022

ICDP´s Honorary Commissioner Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero met with Ambassador Petri Fabrizio, Italy´s Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTIQ+ persons

On 15 February 2022, ICDP´s Honorary Commissioner Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero met with Ambassador Petri Fabrizio, Italy´s Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTIQ+