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March 24, 2021

Governor Northam signs into law the bill abolishing the death penalty making Virginia the 23rd USA state free of capital punishment

On 24 March 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in his state. By doing so, Virginia has become the 23rd state in the USA to end capital punishment
February 23, 2021

ICDP welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner

The International Commission against the Death Penalty warmly welcomes former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais as its new Commissioner
February 2, 2021

ICDP Opinion Piece on “Executions of prisoners in the US as an electoral argument “

Opinion Piece by ICDP President Judge Navi Pillay, Founding President Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Honorary Member José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Commissioner Bill Richardson and Executive Director Asunta Vivó Cavaller
January 15, 2021

Kazakhstan ratifies the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On 2 January, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. signed the law to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
December 18, 2020

Eighth UNGA Moratorium Resolution : Record number of 123 member-states in favour, 38 against and 24 abstained

On 16 December 2020 , the eighth UNGA Resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty was voted at the UNGA plenary session by a record number of 123 member-states who voted in its favour, 38 member-states voted against the resolution, while 24 abstained
December 18, 2020

2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe award to ICDP

The Jury of the North-South prize of the Council of Europe decided to award the 2020 Prize to ICDP and to the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change Network of the Union for the Mediterranean
December 11, 2020

The International Commission against the Death Penalty hosted a webinar on 14 December 2020

To celebrate Human Rights Day, the International Commission against the Death Penalty will host a webinar on 14 December 2020. The event will be special as 2020 marks the tenth anniversary for the Commission, which was founded in October 2010 in Madrid
December 10, 2020

Opinion Piece by ICDP President Judge Navi Pillay and Founding President Federico Mayor Zaragoza on occasion of the Human Rights Day 2020

ICDP President Judge Navi Pillay and Founding President Federico Mayor Zaragoza commemorate Human Rights Day 2020 with this opinion piece published in the Political Exterior Magazine
December 10, 2020

Director of Policy Narayan will participate on the 10th of December to the Virtual Conference on the Death Penalty on Executions in the US

A week of live/interactive on-line panel discussions or events are organized by the USA NGOs death penalty action, Indiana abolition Coalition, Journey of Hope, Terre Haute death penalty Resistance and the Social justice Workers on the issue of “Human Rights in Crisis: The US Federal Execution Spree”
November 30, 2020

Meeting of High-Level Representatives of the Support Group for the 10th Anniversary of the creation of ICDP

On the 13 October 2020, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of ICDP, a high-level meeting with respected personalities from the Support Group Member States took place virtually on the invitation of the Minister of Foreign European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha González Laya. The meeting was also an opportunity to celebrate and commend Kazakhstan for its recent accession to the Second Optional Protocol