Untitled - World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Untitled - World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Untitled - World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

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2 Why a World Day on the death penalty and poverty? The aim of the World Coalition is to reinforce the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty. Its ultimate objective is to achieve universal abolition of the death penalty. In those countries which still use the death penalty, the World Coalition is working to reduce its use, invoking in particular the respect of international standards. Since the creation of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty in 2002, significant progress towards the universal abolition of the death penalty has been achieved.

Numerous states which maintained the death penalty have abolished it in practice or have restricted its use.

Every year on World Day, the World Coalition highlights one problematic aspect of the death penalty. On 10 October 2017, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty along with abolitionist activists worldwide marked the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty by raising awareness about the reasons why people living in poverty are at greater risk of being sentenced to death and executed. The death penalty is used discriminatorily, often against the most vulnerable people and should be abolished. The application of the death penalty is inextricably linked to poverty. Social and economic inequalities affect access to justice for those who are sentenced to death for several reasons: defendants may lack resources (social and economic, but also political power) to defend themselves and will in some cases be discriminated against because of their social status.

Table of contents [1] Main objective: Raising public awareness of the reasons people living in poverty are at greater risk of the death penalty, and to thereby build support for abolition. 1) Institutional resonance of 2017 World Day 2) Media coverage of 2017 World Day 3) Social media coverage of 2017 World Day [2] Strengthen advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty by mobilizing the argument of socio- economic discrimination. 1) Creating and sharing mobilization tools for the 15th World Day 2) Encouraging the organization of local initiatives and strengthening the abolitionist civil society a.

Various events in numerous countries b. Worldwide mobilization to raise awareness on the death penalty [3] Contributing to strengthen the defense of the people sentenced to death 1) Creating and sharing the factsheet for lawyers 2) Encouraging members to organize events around the role of lawyers in capital defense cases. [4] Strengthen advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty by mobilizing the argument of socio- economic distribution.

Creation of a research methodology to establish socio-economic profiles of prisoners sentenced to death [5] ANNEXES ➢ Annexes to the 2017 Report on the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty 1) List of 622 events recorded in 84 countries 2) Press coverage: 853 articles in 99 Countries ➢ List and contact information of the 151 members organizations of the World Coalition: http://www.worldcoalition.org/Member-organizations.html For more information: www.worldcoalition.org

3 [1] Main objective: Raising public awareness of the reasons people living in poverty are at greater risk of the death penalty, and to thereby build support for abolition 1) Institutional resonance of the 2017 World Day The main objective of this 15th World Day was to raise public awareness about the reasons why people living in poverty are at a greater risk of being sentenced to death and executed.

Several intergovernmental and supranational organizations answered the call and reasserted their opposition of the death penalty at the occasion of the World Day, giving to the latter an international resonance. The awareness raising an information spreading activities conducted before the World Day by the World Coalition towards institutional representatives bore results.1 The UN General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, called all states that continue this barbaric practice to stop the executions, arguing that “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century”, while underlying how irrevocable the death penalty is.

Guterres also urged retentionist countries to increase the transparency and cooperate more: “this lack of transparency shows a lack of respect for the human rights of those sentenced to death and to their families”. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called on all States to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.

The Council of Europe and the European Union released a joint statement which reaffirms “their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases.” Both institutions called retentionist countries to establish a moratorium on executions and encourage transparency with lawyers and prisoners’ families. By sharing this statement and assisting local organizations, numerous EU delegations took action on World Day. ➢ The awareness-raising work undertaken by the World Coalition • The World Coalition made many oral statements on discrimination and the death penalty at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

• The World Coalition participated in a session at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and made statements on World Day’s theme. • The World Coalition participated in an expert level meeting on discrimination and the death penalty organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. • The World Coalition organized a workshop on World Day during the General Assembly in Washington D.C. in June 2017. • As soon as July 2017, the World Coalition sent parcels with mobilization tools to 105 representatives of international organizations.

2) Media coverage of 2017 World Day 2017 World Day benefited from a strong media coverage.

Worldwide, 852 articles in 99 countries mentioning the World Day were compiled. By comparison ,1023 articles in 104 countries were recorded in 2016. This decrease results from the absence of statement from the Pope. Indeed, last year, hundreds of articles analyzed and commented the Pope’s statement for World Day. Although the Pope did not mention World Day this year, worldwide media covered and shared the UN General Secretary, the Council of Europe and the European Union’ statements. Media also commented and covered the strong mobilization of the abolitionist movement.

1 The work of the World Coalition begins as soon as January, with the consultation of its members of the topic to be chosen and with the creation of a Working group on World Day.

4 Confirming the trend of the previous World Day editions, the number of events increased with 622 events organized in 84 countries (608 events recorded in 96 countries in 2016). Thanks to the numerous Op-Eds and events organized by members of the World Coalition, media tackled this year’s theme, thus establishing a link between death sentences and socio-economic status. 3) Social media coverage of 2017 World Day For its 15th birthday, the World Coalition launched a social media campaign aiming at reaching a wider audience and increasing its visibility.

From October 1st to October 10, the World Coalition posted on Facebook and Twitter 10 infographics, 3 videos and several quizzes to assess the prejudices people might have on the death penalty. On Twitter, the hashtag #NoDeathPenalty was retweeted by several people and organizations. Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, published a blog post with one of the 10 infographics and the World Day Poster. The Virgin group mentioned the World Coalition 14 times, with tweets reaching 180 likes and 52 retweets. Thanks to this social media campaign, the social media traffic of the World Coalition increased.

In October 2017, 3,376 people visited the World Coalition’s twitter account: a significant increase of 60% compared to 2016 World Day. 468 people mentioned the World Coalition, which also gained 146 new followers. The Facebook page also gained more visibility. Indeed, the number of visits increased by 755%, the number of likes and followers by 200%. Facebook also recorded more than 2,863 interactions with the World Coalition’s publications which reached 20,055 individuals.

0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Sub-Saharan Africa North America, South America and the Caribbean Middle-East and North Africa Europe Asia Geographic distribution of the 2017 World Day articles Number of articles

5 [2] Strengthen advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty by mobilizing the argument of socio-economic discrimination 1) Creating and sharing mobilization tools for the 15th World Day To foster the widest participation possible to the World Day against the Death Penalty and to strengthen the abolitionist civil society, especially in countries still implementing the death penalty, the World Coalition put together information and mobilization tool packs.

Those are made available to members, the media, and anyone who wants to take part in the World Day in order to raise awareness and mobilize people on a local level in as many countries as possible. The tool packs were sent out to all members of the World Coalition and its partners in July 2017. The tool packs were also available on request and could be downloaded from the World Coalition’s website: • 2017 World Day Poster • 2017 World Day Leaflet • Facts and Figures 2017 • Detailed Factsheet on Death Penalty and Poverty • Mobilization kit • Model letter to governments • Factsheet for Parliamentarians 2017 • Factsheet for Lawyers 2017 • 2016 World Day report ➢ Distribution 600 recipients received the 5,465 posters and 10,811 leaflets.

2,081 tools available online were downloaded from the World Coalition’s website (2,026 last year). The tool Facts and Figures was most downloaded. Although the World Coalition posted the Factsheet for Lawyers on World Day’s eve, users massively downloaded the tool. Because the World Coalition and its members did not want to encourage private individuals to go to prisons and create conflicts with prison authorities, the Secretariat did not publish on its website the methodology factsheet to establish socio-economic profiles of prisoners sentenced to death. Only members received this tools by mail.

A total of 12,538 pages were viewed on the website of the World Coalition between October 6th and 12th 2017 (against 9,094 in 2016) and nearly 8,038 pages between October 9th and 11th 2017 (against 8,420 pages between October 9th and 11th 2016). On the 10th of October 2017, 4,222 pages were viewed (against 3,028 on October 10th, 2016). Between the publication of the World Day webpage on June 10th, 2017 and January 31st, 2018, the campaign page was viewed 23,044 times in all languages (against 7,363 in 2016).

5 10 15 20 25 30 What is your general appreciation of the documents and tools provided by the World Coalition? Very useful Useful Not so useful I see what it is but I have never read it I don't know this tool

6 2) Encouraging the organization of local initiatives and strengthening the abolitionist civil society a. Various events in numerous countries With 622 events in 84 countries, this 15th edition of World Day broke the previous record held in 2016. Even though the mobilization was less important in Asia, the number of events increased in Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America and the Caribbean. If most events were held around the 10th of October, events took place from September to November 2017. On November 7, 2017, for instance, ACAT and Lifespark organized a talk with Bill Pelke from Journey of Hope in Switzerland.

In addition to this important mobilization, events were very diverse. Conscious of the power of the fourth estate, members targeted media (press conference, press release, interviews on tv, radio broadcast…). Combined with educational activities (workshops, round tables, publications, educational activities in schools, etc.), it made up half of the initiatives (59%). Over the past few years online mobilization has increased and constitute 18% of the mobilization. Indeed, many non-profit organizations but also EU delegations and embassies were very active on Twitter and Facebook this year. On the other hand, traditional initiatives (sit-in, petition, protest) and cultural events have decreased and now represent 8 and 9% of the mobilization.

Finally, political events (lobbying meetings, government statements, presentation of a draft bill) still constitute a minority (6%). b. Worldwide mobilization to raise awareness on the death penalty • Africa For the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty, 121 events took place in 26 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, which constitutes an increase of 13% compared to 2016 and 101% compared to 2015. Abolitionists organized numerous panel discussions such as in Tanzania where many panel discussions on the death penalty and poverty took place. The media coverage was also important. Culture Pour la Paix et la Justice, a Congolese organization, gave 9 interviews on national television and radio.

Other organizations such as the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (Uganda) or Communità di Sant’Egidio (Malawi, Lesotho, Kenya, Cameroon and Uganda) visited prisoners. Media coverage continues to be on rise with 133 articles collected (114 in 2016). The World Coalition published an article about the strong mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa. The article is available here: http://www.worldcoalition.org/fr/World-Day-Against-the-Death-Penalty-a-stro ng-mobilization-in-Sub- Saharan-Africa.html.

27 30 31 52 33 38 40 40 15 22 23 16 16 13 21 16 14 15 22 22 33 29 35 28 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WHERE THE WORLD DAY WAS MARKED Abolitionist countries Abolitionist countries in practice Retentionist countries 35% 9% 24% 6% 18% 8% 2017 WORLD DAY EVENTS Educational Cultural Media Political Social media Traditional

7 • Americas With 108 events recorded, the mobilization in the Americas was far more important than last year (33 events). To raise awareness about the death penalty, Journey of Hope toured in Texas, a State which has one of the highest conviction and execution rates of the country.

Despite the Irma Hurricane, the Caribbean took action: Greater Caribbean for Life organized a screening in Trinidad and Tobago. Paradoxically, media coverage was less important than last year with only 113 articles (240 in 2016). In a press release, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement reiterating its total opposition to the death penalty: “Canada opposes the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. It is a form of punishment that is incompatible with human rights and human dignity.” • Asia With 64 events in Asia this year (124 in 2016), the number of Asia initiatives dropped sharply.

As a corollary, the media coverage also declined (96 articles in 2017 against 112 in 2016). Several factors contributed to this decrease. The ongoing repression against the civil society in Singapore, the Philippines and Hong Kong prevented abolitionists to take action. Moreover, even though this year’s theme is quite universal, it did not match with the current Asian problematics. Indeed, themes such as drug trafficking (2015) or terrorism (2016) reflect the daily reality of Asian human rights defenders and are more likely to mobilize the civil society.

Pakistan civil society, however, was really active for 2017 World Day. Through this Bus Kar Do campaign, Justice Project Pakistan went to several Pakistanis cities to raise awareness among local populations about the discriminatory aspect of the death penalty. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan organized a protest and asked for the reinstatement of the moratorium on executions.2 Reprieve Australia took action by organizing seminars in Australian universities and welcoming Death Penalty Project for an October tour. At the behest of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, the World Coalition released an infographic on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in the country.

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines published this infographic in its awareness campaign on social media. • Europe From petitions launched by Amnesty International to a conference organized by FIACAT at the Council of Europe, events in Europe were extremely varied. With 275 events in 23 countries, the mobilization was nearly as strong as last year (288 events in 23 countries). Media coverage was also as important as the 14th edition with 366 articles recorded. As in past years, Viasna was really active in Belarus, the last retentionist country of Europe. In addition to its concerts “Rock For Life” and its advocacy campaign, Viasna organized three screenings, 2 panels of discussion and a prison visit.

• Middle East and North of Africa (MENA) With 54 events in 12 countries, the number of initiatives was almost identical to last year (56 initiatives in 12 countries). The Coalition nationale tunisienne contre la peine de mort organized a 10-day campaign with screenings, theatre plays, panel discussions and an art exhibition. In partnership with ECPM, the Coalition marocaine contre la peine de mort held a 2-day seminar in addition to a protest before the Moroccan parliament. The secretariat collected 144 articles. Most of the articles focused on the situation in Iran and the mobilization of the Iranian civil society.

Egyptian, Tunisian and Moroccan media were also very active this year. The Jordanian Coalition Against the Death Penalty discussed the fate of the death penalty in Jordan in a panel discussion on October 9, 2017.

2 For more information: http://www.worldcoalition.org/Abolitionists-fight-against-the-abusive-use-o f-the-death-penalty-.html. Asia 10% Europe 44% Middle-East and North Africa 9% North America, South America and the Caribbean 17% Sub- Saharan Africa 20% EVENTS BY REGION

8 [3] Contributing to strengthen the defense of the people sentenced to death 1) Creating and sharing the factsheet for lawyers People living in poverty are the first victims of the death penalty. The effectiveness and diligence of the defense will be crucial for these defendants. In retentionist countries, however, capital defense lawyers work in difficult conditions and/or have little experience in death penalty cases.

To remedy this situation, the World Coalition, in partnership with the Paris Bar, developed a tool aiming at assisting lawyers representing people sentenced to death. The main purpose of this tool is to identify key elements and resources lawyers will need to establish a meaningful relationship with the client and prepare an effective defense. 2) Encouraging members to organize events around the role of lawyers in capital defense cases.

During the 15th World Day, many members organized events underlining the role of lawyers in death penalty cases: • Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM) published a book with testimonies of capital defense lawyers. • Many lawyers such as Shreya Rastogi (India) et Me. Besadoq (Tunisia) participated in a conference on death penalty and poverty organized by the French Bar Association and ECPM. • Penal Reform International published an Op-Ed of Robin Maher, a capital defense lawyer, explaining the link between poverty and the death penalty.

• Judge Michael Rozenes, Esq Parvais Jabbar and Saul Lehrfreund talked at a commemoration event organized by Reprieve Australia.

• The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty released several advocacy videos, including two interviews Robin Maher and Shreya Rastogi.

9 [4] Strengthen advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty by mobilizing the argument of socio-economic distribution 1) Creation of a research methodology to establish socio-economic profiles of prisoners sentenced to death One of the difficulties with regard to the creation of World Day tools on poverty has been the lack of data on the topic. There is currently very little information regarding the socio-economic status of the people sentenced to death around the world. The World Coalition released for its members a research methodology to establish socio-economic profiles of prisoners sentenced to death.

The purpose of this tool is to collect data enabling abolitionists to build a persuasive argument in favor of the abolition of the death penalty.

Many members were willing to conduct research for 2017 World Day. Access to prison, however, was difficult most of the time. This first attempt gave members the necessary experience to conduct research for the next World Day which will focus on living conditions on death row. 2) Numerous events on the socio-economic status of people on death row. The limited access to death row did not prevent members to discuss and debate on the socio-economic profile of people sentenced to death: • The French ministry of Foreign Affairs interviewed Shreya Rastogi. During this Facebook Live, Shreya Rastogi discussed the social-economic profile of prisoners in India.

• Justice Project Pakistan published several Op-Eds setting the profile of death row prisoners in the country, mainly people from a poor economic background or with mental disabilities. • In Democratic Republic of the Congo, ACAT organized a conference on the death penalty and poverty, demonstrating the link between death sentences and the socio-economic background of the prisoners.

10 [5] ANNEXE 1: List of 441 initiatives recorded in 72 countries (Sub-Saharan) Africa: 86 events in 21 countries Country Organisation(s) Event Benin Amnesty International Petition for the 14 individuals detained in Benin Benin Amnesty International Online and social media petition Benin Amnesty International Prison visit to the 14th death row prisoners Benin ACAT Benin Debate on the death penalty Botswana Ditshwanelo & EU delegation to Botswana Joint statement with the EU Burundi GAHIGA Audace Debate on the death penalty Cameroon Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Cameroon Droits et paix and RACOPEM Public debate: The importance of mitigating investigations by lawyers Cameroon ACAT Press release Central African Republic ACAT Press release Central African Republic ACAT Panel discussion on poverty as a discriminatory practice Côte d'Ivoire ACAT Côte d'Ivoire Discriminations and ratification of the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR Democratic Republic of the Congo ACAT Conference: "Death Penalty and Poverty" Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Meetings with students Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Meetings with students Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Meetings with students Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Public debate on the death penalty and poverty Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Public debate on the military justice facing the abolition of the death penalty Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Press release for Church networks Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Show on the abolition of the death penalty Democratic Republic of the Congo Pax Christi Uvira Show on the abolition of the death penalty

11 Democratic Republic of the Congo Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Commemoration event: Culture, Peace and Justice Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Journalist training Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Death penalty and poverty Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Death penalty and poverty Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA and Réseau des magistrats abolitionnistes Visit of the Makala Prison Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Public debate: Death row conditions and abolition Democratic Republic of the Congo RADHOMA Public debate: Death Penalty and poverty Democratic Republic of the Congo EU Delegation in DRC Press release Ghana Amnesty International Debate on the death penalty in a University Ghana Amnesty International Debate on the death penalty in a University Kenya Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Kenya International Commission of Jurists Prison visit Kenya International Commission of Jurists Interview on the abolition of the death penalty Kenya African Prisons Project Facebook post (poverty and injustice: a deadly mix) Kenya African Prisons Project Facebook posts for World Day Kenya African Prisons Project Facebook posts for World Day Kenya African Prisons Project TV Show: Are there any successes with regards with abolition of death penalty so far Kenya African Prisons Project Interview of Susan Kigula Kenya African Prisons Project Visit of the Kamiti Maximum Prison Kenya African Prisons Project Facebook posts for World Day Kenya African Prisons Project Publication of a text on twitter wrote by death row inmates Kenya African Prisons Project Tweets for world day Kenya African Prisons Project Tweets for world day Lesotho Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Liberia ACAT Liberia Talk show on the Death Penalty

12 Liberia ACAT Liberia Panel discussion on the prospects and challenges of abolishing the death penalty Madagascar ACAT Public debate on the death penalty Malawi Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Mali ACAT Mali Press Conference Mali Maison des Ainées Public debate Niger Syndicat national des agents de la formation et de l’éducation du Niger Round table on the death penalty and poverty Niger ACAT Public debate Nigeria Amnesty International Screening of a video on Moses Akatugba Nigeria Amnesty International Promotion of World Day Campaign materials Nigeria Avocats Sans Frontières Nigeria Public debate Nigeria Amnesty International Conference on Moses Akatugba, a former torture victim on death row Sierra Leone Mano River Union Youth Parliament Distribution of posters and leaflets Togo Rejadd Round table on mop justice Togo ACAT Public debate Togo EU Delegation in Togo Press release Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and the European Union Prison visit in Luzira Maximum Prison Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative Survey on the socio-economic status of those sentenced to death row Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative The Death Penalty and Poverty: a deadly mix Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and Death Penalty Project Talk show on NBS TV Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and Death Penalty Project Youtube/Facebook/Twitter Campaign Uganda Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and Death Penalty Project Commemoration Event Uganda Foundation for Human Rights Initiative Tweets for world day United Republic of Tanzania Children Education Society Public debate on Death Penalty and Poverty United Republic of Tanzania Children Education Society and ECPM « Draw me abolition » drawing competition United Republic of Tanzania Children Education Society Meetings to discuss the abolition of the death penalty

13 United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre and French Embassy Death Penalty and Poverty United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre and French Embassy « Draw me abolition » drawing competition United Republic of Tanzania Communità di Sant'Egidio Prison visit United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre Tanzania should declare the state of moratorium United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre Press conference United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre and French embassy Panel discussion United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre Tweets about the world day United Republic of Tanzania French Embassy in Tanzania Facebook podcast of debate organized for World Day United Republic of Tanzania French Embassy in Tanzania Tweets Live about the debate organized for World Day United Republic of Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum and Amnesty International Petition to obtain the abolition of the death penalty Zimbabwe Amnesty International World Day Against the Death Penalty Zimbabwe The Zimbabwean Petition for the abolition of the death penalty Americas (North and South), the Caribbean: 72 initiatives in 8 countries Country Organisation(s) Event Argentina International Commission Against the Death Penalty Opinion piece: A deadly practice which discriminates poor people Brazil French Embassy in Brazil Public statement: Human Rights - World Day Against Death Penalty Canada Amnesty International Events about selected cases from Malaysia, Iran and USA Canada Amnesty International Events about selected cases from Malaysia, Iran and USA Canada Amnesty International Promotion of Urgent Actions Canada Amnesty International Release of educational toolkit Canada Ministry of Foreign Affairs Panel discussion: World Day Against the Death Penalty Canada Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tweets for World Day

14 Guatemala Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo Public statement Guatemala Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo Tweets for the World Day Haiti German Embassy in Haiti Column for the World Day Against the Death Penalty Trinidad and Tobago Greater Caribbean for Life Screening of a film on the death penalty and panel discussion Trinidad and Tobago Greater Caribbean for Life Opinion piece: Poverty, Justice – a deadly mix United States UN OHCHR in New York Public statement: The Death Penalty has no place in the 21st century United States UN OHCHR in New York Panel discussion: Transparency and the Death penalty United States Advocates for Human Rights Blog post: Young artists share their vision for a world without the death penalty United States Advocates for Human Rights Blog post: Abolishing the Death Penalty: in Memory of John Thompson United States Advocates for Human Rights Tweets about the world day United States Advocates for Human Rights Newsletter: Poverty and the death penalty in Belarus United States Advocates for Human Rights Facebook post for World Day United States Advocates for Human Rights Shreya Rastogi - Socioeconomic status and the death penalty in India United States Advocates for Human Rights Robin Maher - Poverty and the death penalty in the United States United States Advocates for Human Rights Facebook post for World Day United States Advocates for Human Rights Lettwriting campaign United States Advocates for Human Rights Promotion of the movie Film screening: The Penalty United States Catholic Mobilizing Network Press release United States Central Washington University Discussions with former death row prisoners United States Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Information stall United States Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Tweets for world day United States Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Campaign about the Makwanyane Institute United States Death Penalty Focus Panel discussion with Mike Farrel United States EU Delegation in the US Radio broadcast: Back from Death Row United States EU Delegation in the US Panel discussion: Abolishing Capital Punishment – Which US States will be next United States EU Delegation in the US Reception for the World Day United States Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Panel discussion: The Kansas Death Penalty – What a waste, 2017!

United States National Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty Annual Award Ceremony United States Columbia Law School and Reprieve Panel discussion: Whether the Death Penalty United States Witness to Innocence and EU Embassy in the UN Panel discussion United States Witness to Innocence Tweet about the World Day

15 United States Witness to Innocence Facebook post for World Day United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Texas Speaking Tour United States Center of Concern Death Penalty Abolition Prayer Service United States Center of Concern A Prayer to End the Death Penalty United States Center of Concern CST and the Death Penalty United States Center of Concern Unit on the Perspectives on the Death Penalty United States Center of Concern Education for Justice resources on the death penalty United States Catholic Mobilizing Network Infographic: Death Penalty and Poverty United States Catholic Mobilizing Network 2017 Respect Life Month Toolkit United States The Forgiveness Foundation Press release: The 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty United States The Forgiveness Foundation Religious service United States Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Public demonstration United States International Commission Against the Death Penalty Death penalty: a fatal, inhumane practice that discriminates against the poor United States French embassy in the US Tweets for world day United States Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the United States Joint opinion piece by siw foreign ministers on the World Day Against the Death Penalty United States EU Embassy in the US Video: World and Europe Day Against the Death Penalty Webcast Uruguay Partido Colorado Tweet on the world day Asia : 51 initiatives in 12 countries Country Organisation(s) Event Australia Australian Coalition Against Death Penalty (ACADP) Report: Facts and fallacies surrounding the use of capital punishment Australia Reprieve Australia Launch of anti-death penalty poster Australia Reprieve Australia Anti Death Penalty Litigation Australia Reprieve Australia Opinion piece: Reprieve Australia marks the world day against the death penalty Australia Reprieve Australia Presentation of Reprieve's anti death penalty work Australia Reprieve Australia Presentation of Reprieve's anti death penalty work Australia Reprieve Australia Presentation of Reprieve's anti death penalty work Australia Australians Against Capital Punishment World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner 2017

16 Australia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public statement: World Day Against the Death penalty Australia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press release: World Day Against the Death Penalty Australia Amnesty International Petition for Hoo Yew Wah Australia Amnesty International Petition for Hoo Yew Wah China Australian Embassy in China Public statement: Human Rights - World Day Against Death Penalty China Norwegian Embassy in China Press release: World Day Against the Death Penalty 10 october 2017 Hong Kong Amnesty International Film screening: From Wrongful Conviction to Freedom- Conversation with an ex death row inmate Indonesia Coalition Against the Death Penalty in Asia Public debate Indonesia Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia Local statement on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty Japan Forum 90 Public debate Japan Australian Embassy in Japan Australia's Special Envoy for Human Rights - Op ed for World Day Against the Death penalty Malaysia Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network Joint statement Malaysia Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network Release of a public opinion survey Malaysia Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network Release of a podcast Malaysia Amnesty International Promotion of the Hoo Yew Wah case Malaysia Amnesty International Film screening: Give up tomorow Malaysia Amnesty International Dinner: Your Last Meal Malaysia Amnesty International Online campaign: The New Experiment Malaysia EU Embassy in Malaysia Local EU Statement on the occasion of the European and World Day against the Death Penalty New Zealand Amnesty International Promotion of campaign materials Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Theater Play: Bus Kar Do Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Theater Play: Bus Kar Do Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Theater Play: Bus Kar Do Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Theater Play: Bus Kar Do Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Theater Play: Bus Kar Do Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Online campaign: Counting Executions – Using data to break down arguments for the death penalty Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Online campaign: Countdown to Execution Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Opinion piece: Schizophrenic and on death row: the tragic case of ex-cop Khizar Hayat Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Online campaign: Bring it Back Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Opinion piece: Mr President, how can you hang a man who cannot even stand?

Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Online campaign: Abdul Basit - Bring it Back Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Opinion piece: On death row Pakistan Justice Project Pakistan Opinion piece: I will never forget the sound of a body being dropped into the pit when a man was hanged Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Statement advocating the abolition of the death penalty Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Public demonstration Pakistan EU Embassy in Pakistan Op-Ed by EU Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Mr Jean François Cautain on World Day Against the Death Penalty Philippines Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines Facebook posts for World Day

17 Philippines Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines Infographic: World day against the death penalty Philippines Coalition Against the Death Penalty in Asia Religious service Philippines French Embassy in the Philippines Press release Republic of Korea Korean bishops' Committee for Justice and Peace and Fielis Lee Sangmin Public Debate Taïwan Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty The sentencing stage Thailand Death Penalty Thailand Opinion piece: Death penalty and justice Thailand Rights and Liberties Protection Department and EU Delegation in Thailand Public debate Europe : 202 initiatives in 20 countries Country Organisation(s) Event Austria Amnesty International Promotion of the past 40 years of campaigning against the death penalty Austria European Union EU statement on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty Austria Ministry of Foreign Affairs Together for a world without the death penalty Belarus European Union Meeting with abolitionists about the death penalty in Belarus Belarus European Union Meeting with abolitionists about the death penalty in Belarus Belarus Viasna Rock for Life Belarus Viasna Rock for Life Belarus Viasna Mom, it's me Belarus Viasna The Life of David Gale Belarus Viasna The Salvador Belarus Viasna The Death Penalty: pro and cons Belarus Viasna Prison visit Belarus Viasna Mass repression and the death penalty Belarus Viasna The Salvador Belgium European Commission Joint declaration for the World Day Against the Death Penalty Belgium Amnesty International Leaflets on the achievements in the past 40 years of campaining Belgium Amnesty International Common petition for Malaysia, the US and Benin Belgium European Commission Fight Against the Death Penalty Belgium European Parliament Statement for the World Day Against the Death Penalty Belgium European Parliament Public statement Belgium European Union EU strongly and unequivocally opposes death penalty Belgium European Union World Day Against the Death Penalty Belgium European Union Tweet posts on World Day Belgium European Union World Day Against the Death Penalty: it's inhuman and degrading treatment Belgium European Union and EEAS Op-Eds: European and World Day Against the Death Penalty Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tweets for world day Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs Day Against the Death Penalty Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs 15th European and World Day Against the Death Penalty Bosnia and Herzegovina Council of Europe in Sarajevo European Union and Council of Europe in BiH mark World Day Against the Death Penalty France ACAT France Information stall

18 France ACAT France Report: Doit on mourir parce qu'on est plus pauvre France ACAT France Slogan/poster competition: Peine de mort et pauvreté aux United States : des Exécutions Discriminatoires France ACAT France and Groupe Carcassone Radio broadcast: World Day Against the Death Penalty France Amnesty International Newsletter for the 40 years anniversary of the death penalty campaign France Amnesty International Petition for Hoo Yew Wah France Amnesty International Petition for Amar al Baluchi France Amnesty International Petition for the 14 individuals detained in Benin France Amnesty International Creation of posters for the 40 years of campaining against the death penalty France Amnesty International Petition for Hoo Yew Wah France Amnesty International Petition for Amar al Baluchi France Amnesty International Petition for the 14 individuals detained in Benin France Amnesty International Film screening France Amnesty International Exhibition France Ensemble contre la peine de mort and Conseil National des Barreaux Panel discussion: Poverty and the Death Penalty France ECPM and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Online campaign: Testimonies France Ensemble contre la peine de mort and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Interview of death row survivors, advocates, scholars France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Talk with students about the death penalty and poverty France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Premiere of the documentary on Serge Atlaoui France Ensemble contre la peine de mort and Conseil National des Barreaux Screening of the documentary on Serge Atlaoui on France 3 France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Book on capital defense lawyers France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Hearing with the DROI Subcommittee of the European Parliament France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Launch of the Draw me abolition competition France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Award Ceremony of the Draw me abolition competiton France Ensemble contre la peine de mort Twitter coverage of the events France Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme Op-Ed in Le Monde France Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme Infographics on death penalty and poverty France Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme Twitter campaign France Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme Facebook post for World Day France Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme World Day Against the Death Penalty France Réseau d’alerte et d’intervention pour les droits de l’Homme Release of a short movie France Réseau d’alerte et d’intervention pour les droits de l’Homme Release of a short movie France Réseau d’alerte et d’intervention pour les droits de l’Homme Release of a short movie France Ville de Grenoble Exhibition France Ville de Grenoble Panel discussion France Artifacts Public demonstration for the victims of 1988 massacre France Parti socialiste Press release France FIACAT Tweet posts on World Day

19 France FIACAT Facebook posts for World Day France FIACAT and European Council The reinstatement of the death penalty in Europe: a real threat or a populist fiction? France Council of Europe Joint statement on the European and orld Day Against the Death Penalty France Council of Europe Factsheet on death penalty cases France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Human Rights - World Day Against Death Penalty France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tweets for world day France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Release of the interview of Joaquin Martinez France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Release of the interview of Urbain Yameogo France Ministry of Foreign Affairs Release of the interview of Shreya Rastogi France Barreau de Paris Publication of the World Coalition's tools France Barreau de Paris 15th edition of the World Day Against the Death Penalty: Poverty and the Death Penalty France Norwegian Embassy in France World Day Against the Death Penalty France Centre d'information sur l'Allemagne Together for a world without the death penalty France Union Internationale des Avocats Publication of a post for World Day France Union Internationale des Avocats Publication of World Coalition's tools France Collectif Mumia Public demonstration for World Day Germany ACAT Deutschland Appeal adressed to the President of Belarus Germany ACAT Deutschland Appeal to abolish the death penalty in Belarus Germany ACAT Deutschland Appeal regarding the situation in Bahrain Germany ACAT Deutschland Publication of death penalty contents in the periodic report Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 1 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 2 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 3 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 4 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 5 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 6 in German Germany Amnesty International Newsletter 7 in German Germany Amnesty International Seminar university Germany German Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Press release Germany German Free Islamic Solidarity Committee Panel discussion Germany German Free Islamic Solidarity Committee Panel discussion Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs Opinion piece: United for a word without death penalty Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press release: Together for a world without the death penalty Hungary Institut Français Le dernier jour d'un condamné Hungary Institut Français Le dernier jour d'un condamné Italy Communità di Sant’Egidio Letter writing campaign Italy Osservatorio Sguardo Sul Mondo The World Day Against the Death Penalty Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press release Italy International Commission against the Death Penalty Death penalty: a fatal, inhumane pratice without any deterrence effect Italy Amnesty International Malaysia Petition Italy Amnesty International Malaysia Petition Italy Amnesty International Launch of new campain materials Italy ACAT Mailing Campaign Italy ACAT Campagn on facebook Italy ACAT Monthly appeal on a death penalty case Ireland Amnesty International Promotion of the new campaign materials Ireland Amnesty International 40 years of campaigning against the death penalty

20 Liechtenstein Ministry of Foreign Affairs Together for a world without the death penalty Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs Together for a world without the death penalty Luxembourg ACAT Luxembourg Publication of death penalty contents in the periodic report Malta French Embassy in Malta Human Rights - World Day Against Death Penalty Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement by Borge Brende Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tweets for world day Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs World Day Against the Death Penalty Norway Iran Human Rights World Day Against the Death Penalty: 435 Executions in iran Norway Iran Human Rights Tweets for the World Day Against the Death Penalty Norway Iran Human Rights Tweets for the World Day Against the Death Penalty Norway Iran Human Rights Tweets for the World Day Against the Death Penalty from M.

Amiry Moghaddam Portugal Amnesty International Education for Human Rights Portugal Amnesty International Education for Human Rights Portugal Amnesty International Speech by the Chair of Amnesty on the 150 years of the abolition of the death penalty in Portugal Poland Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Statement by the director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Poland European Union Statement by the Estonian EU Presidency Poland Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Poland Permanent Delegation of Iceland to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Poland Permanent Delegation of Liechtenstein to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Poland Permanent Delegation of Mongolia to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Poland Permanent Delegation of San Marino to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Poland Permanent Delegation of Switzerland to the OSCE Joint statement on the occasion of the world day Serbia Serbia Against Capital Punishment and International Aid Network Public debate Serbia Serbia Against Capital Punishment World Day Against the Death Penalty and Mental Health Day Serbia Serbia Against Capital Punishment Public debate Slovenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Together for a world without the death penalty Spain Amnesty International Press release on world day Spain Amnesty International Social media messages for World Day Spain International Academic Network for the Abolition of Capital Punishment Interview with the founder of the Spanish Association Against the Death Penalty Spain International Academic Network for the Abolition of Capital Punishment The Death Penalty: a worldwide perspective Sweden Amnesty International Public demonstration regarding the situation in Iran Sweden Amnesty International The History of AI, the death penalty and the psychological aspect of it Sweden Amnesty International Online action for Ali al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia Switzerland ACAT and Lifespark Lasting happiness is just not possible until one has learned to forgive - completely Switzerland ACAT and Lifespark Public debate Switzerland ACAT and Lifespark Workshop on forgiveness Switzerland ACAT and Lifespark Testimony of Bill Pelke Switzerland ACAT Article announcing the World Day Against the Death Penalty Switzerland Ministry of Foreign Affairs World Day Against the Death Penalty Switzerland Ministry of Foreign Affairs Together for a world without the death penalty

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