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July 4, 2022

Roundtable on Constitutional Reforms: Ensuring Human Dignity and Human Rights

The Permanent Missions of Uzbekistan in Geneva organized a roundtable on Constitutional Reforms: Ensuring Human Dignity and Human Rights on 4 July 2022 on the margins of the 50th session of the Human Rights Council. ICDP Vice President Ruth Dreifuss participated in the roundtable discussion
June 29, 2022

ICDP co-organizes a side event in Geneva at the sidelines of 50th Human Rights Council with Australia on “Youth and the Death Penalty”

On 29 June, ICDP co-organized with Australia a side event at the sidelines of the Human Rights Council consisting of a panel discussion with presentations of the international human rights legal framework providing for the abolition of the death penalty for those children
June 24, 2022

Roundtable discussion on lessons learned from national experiences abolishing the death penalty in Geneva in sidelines of the 50th Human Rights Council

On 24 June 2022, ICDP co-organized with Kazakhstan a side event at the sidelines of the 50th Human Rights Council consisting of a roundtable on lessons learned by countries from national experiences in the global campaign for a universal abolition of death penalty
May 20, 2022

ICDP participates in the International Congress against the Death Penalty

On 19 and 20 May 2022, the ICDP Secretariat was invited to the International Congress against the Death Penalty: Opinio Iuris and International Law, an event organized by the Network for the Abolition of the Death Penalty and Cruel Punishment
April 28, 2022

Singaporean authorities carry out the execution of 34-year-old intellectually disabled Malaysian national Nagaenthran Dharmalingam

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) strongly condemns the carrying out of the execution of 34-year-old Malaysian national Nagaenthran Dharmalingam by Singaporean authorities
March 30, 2022

Kazakhstan became the 90th State to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICDP warmly welcomes Kazakhstan´s ratification, on 24 March 2022, of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Second Optional Protocol), aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
March 15, 2022

81 executions carried out in one day by authorities in Saudi Arabia

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) strongly condemns the reported executions of 81 persons carried out in one day, 12 March 2022, by Saudi Arabian authorities
March 14, 2022

ICDP mourns the passing away of Renny Cushing a powerful victim-abolitionist advocate who led the efforts to successfully repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire in 2019

It is with great sadness that ICDP mourns the demise of the advocate for the abolition of the death penalty and our friend Renny Cushing
February 18, 2022

ICDP´s Honorary Commissioner Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero met with Ambassador Petri Fabrizio, Italy´s Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTIQ+ persons

On 15 February 2022, ICDP´s Honorary Commissioner Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero met with Ambassador Petri Fabrizio, Italy´s Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTIQ+
February 2, 2022

Papua New Guinea takes historic steps towards abolishing the death penalty

CDP warmly welcomes the vote of a bill to abolish the death penalty by the Parliament of Papua New Guinea on 20 January 2022. The historic vote follows the welcome announcement by Prime Minister James Marape