NEWS



July 24, 2021
Sierra Leona death penalty

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
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
June 22, 2021
Martin Omalley

ICDP welcomes former Governor Martin O´Malley as its new Commissioner

ICDP warmly welcomes former Governor of the US state of Maryland Martin O´Malley as its new Commissioner
March 31, 2021
Professor Christof Heyns

ICDP mourns the sudden demise of eminent human rights scholar and practitioner Professor Christof Heyns

It is with great sadness that the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) mourns the sudden demise of the eminent human rights lawyer, scholar, human rights defender, practitioner and our friend Professor Christof Heyns
March 26, 2021

Women and Death Penalty: Victims of a cruel and inhumane practice that has no place in the 21st Century

The International Commission against the Death Penalty warmly welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner
March 24, 2021

Governor Northam signs into law the bill abolishing the death penalty making Virginia the 23rd USA state free of capital punishment

On 24 March 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in his state. By doing so, Virginia has become the 23rd state in the USA to end capital punishment
February 23, 2021
marta santos

ICDP welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner

The International Commission against the Death Penalty warmly welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner
February 2, 2021

ICDP Opinion Piece on “Executions of prisoners in the US as an electoral argument “

Opinion Piece by ICDP President Judge Navi Pillay, Founding President Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Honorary Member José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Commissioner Bill Richardson and Executive Director Asunta Vivó Cavaller
January 15, 2021

Kazakhstan ratifies the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 2 January, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. signed the law to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
December 18, 2020

Eighth UNGA Moratorium Resolution : Record number of 123 member-states in favour, 38 against and 24 abstained

On 16 December 2020 , the eighth UNGA Resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty was voted at the UNGA plenary session by a record number of 123 member-states who voted in its favour, 38 member-states voted against the resolution, while 24 abstained