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May 2 2011 | UNITED STATES


New international database on the practice and laws of retentionist states, now available on line

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A new statistic and legal database offers a unique view of the use of capital punishment in more than 90 states.

The Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, USA) and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty have launched an international database on the practice and laws of retentionist states.
This new and unique resource will enhance the general understanding of the application of the death penalty and prospects for abolition.
Data from 90 states and 2 territories have been compiled by an international team of researchers. The database includes statistics, information on penal laws, criminal procedure, death row conditions and political developments.

It is now available on line at


Les données sur la peine de mort pays par pays

Une nouvelle base de données statistique et juridique offre un panorama inédit de l'utilisation de la peine capitale dans plus de 90 Etats.
Le Centre international pour les droits de l’homme de la Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, Etats-Unis) et la Coalition mondiale contre la peine de mort lancent une base de donne internationale sur la pratique et les lois des pays rétentionnistes.
Cette nouvelle ressource unique permet d'améliorer la compréhension générale de l'application de la peine de mort et les perspectives d'abolition.
Des informations sur 90 États et 2 territoires ont été compilées par une équipe internationale de chercheurs. La base de données comprend des statistiques, des informations sur les lois pénales, la procedure pénale, les conditions dans les couloirs de la mort et l'évolution politique de ces pays. Les données sont accessibles au public et consultables en ligne :


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Human rights activist asks Pope to discuss the death penalty with Lukashenka

Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus", has sent a letter to Pope Francis, asking him to touch upon the issue of capital punishment during his meeting with President Lukashenka.
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October 10,14th World Day Against the Death Penalty

On the 14th world day against the death penalty a conference entitled "No Justice Without Life" will be held in Japan

July 2 2016
Address and the Final Ceremony by Mario Marazziti. Nobel Peace Prize Room, City Hall. June 23rd 2016

CITIES FOR LIFE – CITIES AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo

by Mario Marazziti
June 25 2016

Pope Francis: “Death penalty is unacceptable”

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, the associations, the activists and the civil society gathered in Oslo on the occasion of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty through a video message.
June 21 2016
The 6th Congress Against the Death Penalty opens today in Oslo

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the congress with delegations from Italy, Congo, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Indonesia

1500 attendants coming from over 80 countries. Among them, 20 ministers, 200 diplomats, members of different parliaments, scholars, lawyers, members of various associations and civil society actors
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La Stampa

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