NEWS



March 10, 2011

Illinois Abolishes the Death Penalty

On the 9 March 2011, Governor Pat Quinn of the US State of Illinois eventually signed the bill into law which brings about the abolition of […]
February 24, 2011

Dramatic Increase of Executions in Iran

Several organizations have registered a dramatic increase of executions in Iran since the start of the year 2011.  According to the Office of the High Commissioner for […]
February 11, 2011

Wrongful Execution in Taiwan Confirms Latent Risk of Death Penalty

Newly found evidence on the case of Chiang Kuo-ching suggests that the former Air Force private had been wrongfully executed 15 years ago. The case reopens […]
January 28, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago for a Swifter and Stricter Use of the Death Penalty

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced its intent to pass a bill which would enable it to speed up the process of imposing and carrying […]
January 14, 2011

Illinois: A Signature away from Abolition

The Senate and the House of Representatives of Illinois approved a bill that would bring about the abolition of the death penalty. It is now up […]
January 12, 2011

Cuba Empties its Death Row

Soon after the announcement of the commutations of the death sentences of two Salvadoran prisoners in December 2010 (read the statement by the ICDP in this regard), […]
December 22, 2010

Adoption of the Third UNGA Resolution on a Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty welcomes the adoption of the UNGA resolution 65/206 on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with […]
December 17, 2010

Yemeni Child Offender Faces Execution

In Yemen, Fouad Ahmad Ali Abdallah al-Shehari faces the threat of execution. He was sentenced to death for a crime he committed when he was 16 years […]
December 15, 2010

Cuba Commutes Death Sentences of Two Prisoners

Cuba announced the commutation of the death sentences of the two Salvadoran prisoners who were convicted of terrorism for their role in a string of bombings […]
December 14, 2010

Lukashenko Announces to Revisit the Death Penalty in Belarus

On the occasion of the Forth All Belarus People’s Congress on 6-7 December 2010 in Minsk, President Alexander Lukashenko announced that the issue of the death […]