Posts Categorized: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

World Coalition Delivers 90,000 Petitions Against Juvenile Executions

A morning with the World Coalition in Paris. Activists preparing to visit the Embassies of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen in order to hand over more than 90,000 signatures on the petition demanding the complete stop of juvenile executions. Three of these countries have ratified the convention on the rights of the child, but…read more

7th World Day against the Death Penalty

Initiatives of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty mark the 7th WorldDay against the Death Penalty on Saturday, 10 October 2009. Every year since2003 abolitionists have organized events around the world on this day to say No tothe death penalty. This year, across five continents, petitions, round tables,discussions, debates and exhibitions are planned. To…read more

China refuses to consider 250,000-strong petition

A World Coalition delegation found the door closed on June 16 when they attempted to handover to the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong a petition urging for changes in the death penalty system in China. Stopped at the outside door of the building, it was refused the chance to be met by any official…read more

5,000,000 signatures for moratorium collected

The community of Sant’Egidio and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty have collected five millions signatures from around the world calling for a moratorium on executions. According to their press release, A delegation of anti-death penalty activists from around the world will meet with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Srgian…read more