10th october: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is an alliance of NGOs, bar associations, local bodies and unions whose aim is to strengthen the international anti-death penalty movement. The World Coalition lobbies international organisations and States, organises international events and facilitates the creation and development of national and regional coalitions against the death penalty.

It was created in Rome on 13 May 2002 and has established 10 October as the date of the annual World Day Against the Death Penalty in 2003.

Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics the World Coalition handed over a petition to Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong. The petition was signed by 256,000 people of 23 countries and called on Chinese President Hu Jintao to grant a moratorium on executions.

3 thoughts on “10th october: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

  1. Bonjour mon ami amie

    Par ce message positif et amical je te souhaite une bonne semaine mon ami.amie .Quoi que tu vives, quoi que tu fasses, dans chaque moment il se cache une raison d’être heureux …

    Affectueusement et sincèrement
    Ton ami qui pense à toi
    Bisou d’amitié sincère …

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