For more than twenty years the Death Penalty Project has worked to promote and protect the human rights of those facing the death penalty. Its main objectives are:
- To provide free and effective legal representation and assistance to those individuals who are facing the death penalty;
- To promote the restriction of the death penalty in line with international minimum legal requirements;
- To uphold and develop human rights standards and the criminal law; and
- To promote increased awareness and greater dialogue with key stakeholders on the death penalty.
ICDP was established on 7 October 2010 in Madrid. Its mandate is to undertake complementary actions to the ones carried out by International and Regional Organizations, civil society and representatives of the political world, favouring the abolition of the death penalty.
The added value of ICDP lies in the importance of its members, their independence in decision making and broad geographical representation, giving it a high profile in the international arena, as well as a strategic and selective character when carrying out its objectives, with a view to achieving tangible results.
Reprieve assists people facing the death penalty or on death row around the world. It aims to end the death penalty through our work on individual cases and our wider projects.
It iscurrently assisting more than 40 people facing the death penalty in 11 countries.
The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, an alliance of more than 150 NGOs, bar associations, local authorities and unions, was created in Rome on 13 May 2002. It was founded as a result of the commitment made by the signatories of the Final Declaration of the 1st World Congress Against the Death Penalty organised by the French NGO Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) in Strasbourg in June 2001.
The aim of the World Coalition is to strengthen the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty. Its ultimate objective is to obtain the universal abolition of the death penalty. To achieve its goal, the World Coalition advocates for a definitive end to death sentences and executions in those countries where the death penalty is in force. In some countries, it is seeking to obtain a reduction in the use of capital punishment as a first step towards abolition.