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January 23, 2015
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Indonesia carries out executions of six people

On 18 January, the Indonesian authorities carried out the executions of six people, including two women and four men, all of whom had been sentenced to […]
January 22, 2015
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Mr. Horacio Verbitsky new ICDP Commissioner

The President of the ICDP Mr Federico Mayor announced on 22 January that Mr. Horacio Verbitsky accepted to become the new member of the Commission. Mr […]
December 20, 2014
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Increased vote at the UN General Assembly death penalty moratorium resolution- An important milestone in the path to global abolition of capital punishment

On 18 December 2014, a record number of countries – 117 –  supported the fifth UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution (A/RES/69/186) calling for a global moratorium […]
November 10, 2014
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A new reported execution in Belarus

There is serious concern on the reports that the execution of 26 year-old Belarusian national, Alyaksandr Hrunou, was carried out by authorities in Belarus. According to […]
October 30, 2014
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Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari by authorities in Iran

On 25 October 2014 Iranian national Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed by authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On 7 July 2007, Reyhaneh Jabbari reportedly […]
October 30, 2014
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Pope Francis calls for the abolition of the death penalty

Pope Francis made a strong call to abolish capital punishment during a speech on 23 October. In an audience with delegates from the International Association of […]
October 24, 2014
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Executions of six men in Afghanistan: Open Letter by ICDP to new President Ghani

ICDP Commissioners wrote an Open Letter to the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, expressing their deep concern at the reported executions, by hanging, of […]
October 10, 2014
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Political leadership is key for a world moving away from the death penalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, please find below an article by ICDP Commissioners. Article by ICDP Commissioners
October 1, 2014

ICDP at United Nations high-level event at UNGA, New York on “Moving Away from the Death Penalty: National Leadership”

On 25 September, the United Nations (UN)’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights held a high-level event during the 69th session of the UN […]
July 28, 2014
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Another “botched” execution in United States

On 23 July 2014 of Joseph Wood was executed by authorities in the US state of Arizona. Mr Wood, 55, was executed by lethal injection. The […]