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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. […]
February 23, 2013

Stepping back from capital punishment, New York Times

An article on capital punishment by ICDP Members Mohammed Bedjaoui, Ruth Dreifuss and Federico Mayor was published by the New York Times / International Herald Tribune […]
February 21, 2013

Three prisoners on death row executed in Japan on 21 of February

Three men Masahiro Kanagawa (29), Keiki Kanoh (62) and Kaoru Kobayashi (44), were hanged in the early hours of 21 February according to the Japanese Ministry […]
February 11, 2013

Second execution in India in just three months

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) deeply regrets the execution of Mr. Mohammad Afzal Guru on 9 February 2013. Click here to view our PDF with […]
January 24, 2013

Use of the death penalty in the USA continues to decline.

The number of death sentences in the USA continues to decline. According to a December report issued by the Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center, seventy-seven people […]
January 9, 2013

Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan housemaid,executed in Saudi Arabia.

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns execution of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan housemaid, in Saudi Arabia. She was beheaded in Dawadmi province […]
December 21, 2012

UN vote an opportunity to consign death penalty to history

On 20 December 2012, the 67th General Assembly adopted the resolution calling on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in its plenary session […]
December 7, 2012

ICDP report: Roundtable on the abolition of the death penalty; Madrid, 8 October 2012

The International Commission against the Death Penalty invited academics, lawyers, representatives from intergovernmental organizations, non governmental organizations and governments to a Roundtable in Madrid to review […]