NEWS



April 12, 2012

Connecticut votes to repeal death penalty

Following votes by the Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the death penalty, the Governor of Connecticut is expected to sign the bill into law. […]
March 30, 2012

Japan’s first executions since July 2010

According to the Ministry of Justice three prisoners were executed on 29 March 2012. Tomoyuki Furusawa, 46, Yasutoshi Matsuda, 44 and Yasuaki Uwabe, 48, were executed […]
March 24, 2012

5th Meeting of the ICDP

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) met in Geneva on 22 and 23 March 2012 in order to discuss strategies on abolition of the […]
March 19, 2012

Execution of Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov

Belarus state television reported the executions on Saturday 17 March 2012. Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov, both 25 years of age, were reportedly executed soon after […]
February 14, 2012

Pablo Ibar on death row in Florida State Prison for almost 12 years

Pablo Ibar has been on death row in Florida State Prison for almost 12 years. He was convicted of a triple murder in 1994 despite serious […]
January 12, 2012

Trial of Former President Mubarak and other senior officials in Egypt

The trial is an occasion to reveal the truth about the unlawful killing of anti-government demonstrators but it is important that the process is conducted according […]
January 6, 2012

Mongolian Parliament votes in favour of ratifying the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 5 of January 2012, the Mongolian Parliament approved a bill to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, […]
November 30, 2011

More than 1’300 Join the Worldwide Celebrations “Cities for Life – Cities against the Death Penalty”

On the occasion of the 30 November, the day on which more than thousand cities celebrate the value of human life, the International Commission against the […]
November 23, 2011

Governor of Oregon Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty

On 22 November 2011, the Governor of the US state Oregon John Kitzhauber announced a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in that state. […]
November 19, 2011

Idaho Ends 17-year de facto Moratorium

Death row prisoner Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed on 18 November 2011. He was sentenced to death for murdering Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987. […]