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June 17, 2013
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5th World Congress against the Death Penalty concludes in Madrid

Hundreds of people met in Madrid, 12-15 June 2013, to review death penalty developments and agree abolitionist strategies. The four-day Congress brought together international experts, campaigners […]
June 12, 2013
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Statement by the International Commission against the Death Penalty: 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty – Madrid, 12-15 June 2013

The 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty will take place in Madrid from 12 to 15 June 2013. More than 1,500 people from over 90 […]
May 3, 2013
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Maryland, USA, abolishes the death penalty

The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) warmly welcomes the abolition of the death penalty in Maryland on 2 May 2013. Eighteen U.S. states have […]
May 2, 2013
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Support to the ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR

The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty is the only international treaty […]
April 28, 2013
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Two more executions in Japan

On 26 April 2013 Japan carried out two more executions bringing the total so far this year to five. More than 130 remain persons on death […]
April 20, 2013
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More executions in Iraq

On 16 April 2013, 21 executions were carried out in Iraq. The latest executions bring the number of persons executed in 2013 to 50. In 2012 […]
April 15, 2013
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How States abolish the death penalty

Today (15 April 2013) ICDP launched its report in Oslo City Hall. The publication reviews processes towards abolition of capital punishment through studying the experiences of […]
April 10, 2013
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Executions in Saudi Arabia

On 9 April 2013 Talal Bin Fayez Al Shammari was executed by beheading after he was convicted of intentionally causing the deaths of three people during […]
April 4, 2013
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Executions in Iraq continue

According to reports, Iraq has already executed 22 prisoners in March and April and there are fears that more hangings could be imminent. Four men were […]
April 3, 2013
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Kuwait resumes executions

Three men – a Pakistani national, a Saudi national and a Bidoon (person without nationality)-were executed in Kuwait on Monday (1 April) morning. The executions were […]