Continuity with the previous World Congresses.
The 4th World Congress against the Death Penalty, will take place from February 24th to 26th, 2010, in Geneva’s International Conference Center.
The World Congresses against the death penalty gather hundreds of participants who unite to elaborate national, regional and international strategies towards universal abolition.
In line with the Strasbourg (in 2001), the Montreal (in 2004) and the Paris (in 2007) Congresses, "Geneva 2010" will once again be a unique reunion of abolitionists, coming from all over the world.
This year, special emphasis is devoted to appeal to participants - civil society representatives, international law experts, political and institutional key actors, media etc. - coming from retentionist countries.
High international figures such as Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Jose Luis Zapatero, Prime Minister od Spain, have already confirmed their participation.
A Congress turned towards the United Nations
This 4th Congress being in Geneva, world capital city for human rights, will also focus on attracting the international diplomatic community, in particular the participants to the session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.
FIACAT is in charge of the Organization of the Roundtable on Sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with ACAT ACAT France and Switzerland.
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