In order to take the abolitionist cause as far as possible and in parallel with its World Congress, ECPM is developing long-term actions in Central Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. These actions hinge on 4 main areas:

  • .  Federate to enable actors committed against the death penalty to join their strengths
    Reinforce to provide these actors with strategic, financial and/or logistical support in their struggle.
  • .  Advocate to organise high-level political meetings, create awareness raising campaigns, establish regular anti-death penalty events
  • . Educate to raise awareness among citizens in educational environment.

ECPM in Algeria

Since when ? 


Since 2011, ECPM has been engaged in Algeria.

With whom? 

ECPM has been working since 2011 with the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH); Since 2017, ECPM has coordinated the project Supporting local actors towards the abolition of the death penalty in North Africa and the Middle East, with the support of the Agence Française de Développement, Norway, Switzerland, the delegation of the European Union to Morocco and the Fondation de France.

Which objectives ?

ECPM seeks to federate and support Algerian abolitionist actors in the formation of a national coalition against the death penalty. ECPM also aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and the sharing of good practices with abolitionist actors at regional and international level.

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For more information on the death penalty in North Africa, visit the Tudert website.



2011: ECPM commits with the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LADDH).

2014: ECPM organises a national conference on the death penalty in partnership with the National Consultative Commission for the Protection of Human Rights (CNPPDH).

2016: ECPM contributes to the visit of an Algerian delegation to the 6th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Oslo. 

2017: ECPM coordinates the project Accompanying local actors towards the abolition of the death penalty in North Africa and the Middle East. 

September 2017: Submission of oral interventions on the occasion of the adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council of the reports of the UPR Working Groups of Algeria. 

May 2018: submission of a report to the Human Rights Council (HRC) in partnership with LADDH and sending a letter to the President of the National Human Rights Commission for the organisation of a National Conference on the death penalty in Algeria. 

October 2018: organisation of a conference by LADDH.

October 2018: LADDH organises a conference.



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