For fifteen years, the French association Together against the death penalty (ECPM) has been dedicated to the fight against the death penalty all over the world. Every three years, we organize the World Congress against the Death Penalty, a major international event that receives wide media coverage. Coming from all over the world, political, judiciary and civil society representatives meet to draw up strategies in order to advance the abolition of the death penalty at the national, regional and international levels.
Under the patronage of the Norwegian government, the 6th World Congress will take place in Oslo in June 2016.
Prior to the World Congress, and for the first time in Asia, a Regional Congress on the Death Penalty will take place on the 11th and 12th of June 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Organized in partnership with ADPAN (Anti-Death Penalty Asian Network), SUHAKAM (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) and Bar Council Malaysia, it will focus on the specific stakes of the death penalty in East and South-East Asia and particularly on the issue of the link between death penalty and drugs trafficking.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to question the dissuasive power of the death penalty, as the number of drug users and global trafficking are steadily growing.
ECPM and its partners gladly invite you to the official ceremonies and debates of the Regional Congress. Travel and living details are at your expenses.
The Regional Congress is free and open to the public.
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