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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 […]
November 25, 2012

Dramatic surge in executions in Iran

According to official and unofficial reports Iran has executed 81 prisoners in the last 10 days of this month.The number of executions this year is now […]
November 21, 2012

Execution of Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, first execution in India since 2004

On the 21 of November India executed Mr Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab. The hanging took place at 7.30am (India time) in Yerawada prison, Pune, India after […]
November 20, 2012

UN Call for moratorium on death penalty gathers strength

On 19 November the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee in New York adopted the resolution on Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty by 110 […]