ICDP warmly welcomes former Governor of the US state of Maryland Martin O´Malley as its new Commissioner. “It is my great pleasure to welcome Governor O´Malley as a Commissioner of the ICDP and in our struggle to achieve worldwide abolition of the death penalty.
“I am very happy to announce Martin O´Malley as a fellow Commissioner at ICDP, noting that he played a key role in abolishing the death penalty by showing political leadership when he signed in 2013, in his capacity as Governor of Maryland, the state’s death penalty repeal bill into law. By doing so, Maryland became the 18th state in the USA to abolish capital punishment. Later, in December 2014, before he finished his term as Governor, he commuted the sentences of the four men who were under sentence of death in Maryland to life without parole", said ICDP President Judge Navi Pillay,
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