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 Iran


Since when ?

Since 2012, ECPM has been involved in Iran.


With whom ?

ECPM is working with Iran Human Rights (IHR) to publish an annual report on the death penalty in Iran. ECPM is also a committed member of Impact Iran.

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March 2018: publication of the annual report of IHR and the ECPM on the death penalty in Iran. On this occasion, ECPM made a joint oral intervention with IHR at the Human Rights Council and organized a side-event at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

November 12, 2018: ECPM sends a letter co-signed by many local partners and NGOs to the permanent UN missions in order to draw attention to the human rights situation in the country.

December 18, 2018: Hearing at the European Parliament in Strasbourg of an Iranian delegation on the death penalty accompanied by ECPM, as part of Human Rights Week.

February 2019: presentation of the IHR and ECPM annual report on the death penalty in Iran at the 7th World Congress against the Death Penalty in Brussels.

March 2019: co-signature of a letter intended for the same member of the UN Human Rights Council in support of the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur in Iran.

March 2019: co-sponsorship of a side-event on the rights of the child in Iran on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council session.

September 2019: joint side-event with Impact Iran, ABC, IHR and KMMK-G, at the UN for the UPR of Iran


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