May 2, 2013

Support to the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty is the only international treaty […]
April 28, 2013

Two more executions in Japan

On 26 April 2013 Japan carried out two more executions bringing the total so far this year to five. More than 130 remain persons on death […]
April 20, 2013

More executions in Iraq

On 16 April 2013, 21 executions were carried out in Iraq. The latest executions bring the number of persons executed in 2013 to 50. In 2012 […]
April 15, 2013

How States abolish the death penalty

Today (15 April 2013) ICDP launched its report in Oslo City Hall. The publication reviews processes towards abolition of capital punishment through studying the experiences of […]
April 10, 2013

Executions in Saudi Arabia

On 9 April 2013 Talal Bin Fayez Al Shammari was executed by beheading after he was convicted of intentionally causing the deaths of three people during […]
April 4, 2013

Executions in Iraq continue

According to reports, Iraq has already executed 22 prisoners in March and April and there are fears that more hangings could be imminent. Four men were […]
April 3, 2013

Kuwait resumes executions

Three men – a Pakistani national, a Saudi national and a Bidoon (person without nationality)-were executed in Kuwait on Monday (1 April) morning. The executions were […]
March 18, 2013

Maryland (USA) close to abolishing the death penalty

Following the vote in the Senate last week, the House of Delegates also voted to repeal capital punishment on 15 March.The Governor is expected to sign […]
March 15, 2013

Indonesia resumes executions

On 14 March 2013 Indonesia carried out its first execution since November 2008. Adami Wilson, reported to be a Nigerian national, was arrested in 2003 for […]
March 12, 2013

21 people sentenced to death in Egypt

On 9 March 2013, the New Cairo Criminal Court confirmed the death penalty on 21 people for their involvement in the February 2012 Port Said riot. […]