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November 8, 2013

152 individuals sentenced to death following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns the death sentences handed down to 152 individuals following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 […]
October 2, 2013

Support grows for UN Protocol to abolish the death penalty – Guinea-Bissau and Angola

On 24 September 2013, Guinea-Bissau’s ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death […]
September 25, 2013

India – death sentence for men convicted of gang-rape

On September 13 a court in New Delhi sentenced to death four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a young woman. For further information, […]
September 12, 2013

Japan: 73 year-old man executed

Tokuhisa Kumagai, aged 73, was hanged at Tokyo Detention Center on 12 September 2013. Tokuhisa Kumagai was initially sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder and […]
July 24, 2013

Support on calls for retrial on the case of Pablo Ibar, Florida , USA

Pablo Ibar, a 41 year-old man, who is a national of the USA and Spain, is on death row in Florida State Prison, USA. He was […]
July 18, 2013

Bolivia accedes to the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

On 12 July 2013 the Plurinational State of Bolivia acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), aiming […]
June 25, 2013

Nigeria resumes executions after 7 years

Four men were hanged in Benin City Prison in Edo State on 24 June 2013. A fifth man is reportedly at imminent risk of execution. These […]
June 17, 2013

5th World Congress against the Death Penalty concludes in Madrid

Hundreds of people met in Madrid, 12-15 June 2013, to review death penalty developments and agree abolitionist strategies. The four-day Congress brought together international experts, campaigners […]
June 12, 2013

Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty: 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty – Madrid, 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty will take place in Madrid from 12 to 15 June 2013. More than 1,500 people from over 90 […]
May 3, 2013

Maryland, USA, abolishes the death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) warmly welcomes the abolition of the death penalty in Maryland on 2 May 2013. Eighteen U.S. states have […]