The work of ICDP is supported and funded by a geographically diverse group of 23 countries committed to the abolition of the death penalty. This Support Group is composed of 22 Member States: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey and United Kingdom. Observers: Canada .
The Support Group carries out its activities under the coordination of a rotating yearly presidency. Spain holds the current Presidency. The President of the Support Group is held by
Mr Pablo Ruiz Jarabo
Presidency of the Support Group
Ambassador at Large Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law United Nations Department and Human Rights Department.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Torres Agora building. C/Serrano Galvache, 26. 28071 Madrid, Spain
The past presidencies were: Spain October 2010 to October 2011, Switzerland October 2011 to October 2012, Norway October 2012 to October 2013 and Argentina October 2013 to October 2014.