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 Cameroon

Since when ? 

ECPM began its actions in Cameroon in 2010.

With whom ? 

ECPM works mainly with the Rights and Peace association. Some of its projects have been co-funded by the European Union and Norway. ECPM supports the Network of Lawyers Against the Death Penalty.

Which objectives ? 

The objective of ECPM in Cameroon is to federate Cameroonian abolitionist actors around a coalition. ECPM carries out strategic support work for the network of lawyers. Events are organized to promote the exchange of good practices with the Central African coalition, the training of NGO lawyers.

Our resources 



2017: ECPM coordinates the project Supporting parliamentarians, national institutions and civil society organizations in partnership with Rights and Peace. This project, co-funded by the European Union and Norway, highlights in particular the work of the network of Cameroonian lawyers against the death penalty (RACOPEM), created in December 2016.

June 13 and 14, 2017: ECPM co-organizes a national conference with the aim of stimulating collective action by increasing vigilance, the capacity for action and the dialogue of civil society with national decision-makers but also to unite activists during national conferences. To do this, ECPM recommends increased support for national initiatives and the emergence of new players.

October 2017: ECPM, the Rights and Peace association, RACOPEM, The advocates for Human Rights and the World Coalition against the Death Penalty publish a joint alternative report for the UPR of April 2018.

October 10, 2017: setting up of events for the 15th world day with the theme "poverty and justice, a deadly mix". NHRIs, diplomats, politicians and civil society actors came together to celebrate this event.

May 2018: publication of the UPR. Participants then organized a side event at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council and advocacy activities with diplomats to encourage them to make recommendations on the death penalty.

March 2019: exit of the 1st fact-finding mission on death row. Its official launch takes place in June of the same year.